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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. to appeal
Si te niegan la petición, tendrás tres días de plazo para apelar esa decisión.If your petition is denied, you'll have three days to appeal the decision.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (legal)
a. to appeal
Después de leer la sentencia, el abogado indicó al juez que deseaba apelar.After the lawyer read the sentence. he indicated to the judge that he wanted to appeal.
3. (to plead; used with "a")
a. to appeal to
Apelamos a la solidaridad de nuestros vecinos para que ayuden a los damnificados por la tormenta.We appeal to our neighbors' solidarity to help those affected by the storm.
4. (to apply; used with "a")
a. to resort to
Tuve que apelar a mi escaso conocimiento de francés para encontrar el camino a mi hotel.I had to resort to my little knowledge of French to find my way back to the hotel.
b. to use
Vas a tener que apelar a tus encantos para salir de ese embrollo.You will have to use all your charm to get you out of that predicament.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (law)
a. to (lodge an) appeal
apelar ante/contrato appeal to/against
2. (recurrir)
apelar ato go to
intransitive verb
1 (Jur) to appeal
apelar contra algo to appeal (against) sth
apeló contra la decisión del juez
apelar a
(invocar) to appeal to
apeló al sentido común para resolver el problema he appealed to people's common sense to solve the problem
apelaron a la violencia como una vía de solución
apelamos al presidente a que cumpla sus compromisos we appeal to the president to keep his promises
(recurrir a) to resort to
tuvo que apelar a sus encantos personales she had to resort to charm; she had to make use of her charm
transitive verb
(Jur) to appeal (against)
han apelado la sentencia they have appealed (against) the sentence
apelar el fallo del juez
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