appeal verb

1 make serious request for sth

ADV. directly He went over the heads of union officials, appealing directly to the workforce.

PREP. for, to Police have appealed to the public for information about the crime.

2 to sb in authority

ADV. succesfully, unsuccessfully | directly

PREP. against She appealed unsuccessfully against her conviction for murder. | to He has decided to appeal to the European Court.

3 be attractive/interesting to sb

ADV. enormously, really, strongly The prospect of teaching such bright children appealed enormously. The idea of retiring early really appeals to me. | directly

PREP. to These characters will appeal directly to children's imaginations.