appeal
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (entreaty)
a. el llamamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mayor made an appeal for calm in the aftermath of the riots.El alcalde hizo un llamamiento a la calma tras los disturbios.
b. el llamado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The prince made an appeal to the organization to institute reforms.El príncipe hizo un llamado a la organización para instaurar reformas.
c. la petición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We are making an appeal to the environmental authorities to stop illegal logging.Estamos haciendo una petición a las autoridades ecológicas para parar la tala ilegal del bosque.
d. la solicitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The church committee made an appeal to the mayor to prohibit the sales of alcoholic beverages.El comité de la iglesia hizo una solicitud al alcalde para prohibir la venta de las bebidas alcohólicas.
e. la súplica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Despite her parents' impassioned appeal, Alice was expelled from the school.A pesar de la súplica apasionada de parte de sus padres, Alice fue expulsada del colegio.
2. (legal)
a. la apelación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The appeal was rejected on the basis of a procedural problem.La apelación fue rechazada por defectos de procedimiento.
b. el recurso de apelación
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was given 30 days to lodge an appeal.Le otorgaron 30 días para interponer el recurso de apelación.
c. la segunda instancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We lost the trial, but we won the appeal.Perdimos el juicio, pero ganamos en la segunda instancia.
3. (request for donations)
a. la campaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The university is making its annual appeal to raise money for the scholarship fund.La universidad está haciendo su campaña anual para recaudar fondos para las becas.
4. (attraction)
a. el atractivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't see the appeal, but to each his own.No veo el atractivo, pero a cada quien lo suyo.
b. el encanto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The town of Guanajuato has a special appeal.El pueblo de Guanajuato tiene un encanto especial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (legal)
a. apelar contra
We will appeal the decision.Apelaremos contra la decisión.
b. recurrir contra
How I can appeal the court's ruling?¿Cómo puedo recurrir contra el fallo del tribunal?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (legal; used with "to" or "against")
a. apelar a
We can still appeal to the Supreme Court.Todavía podemos apelar al Tribunal Supremo.
b. recurrir contra
The lawyer said we have grounds to appeal against the sentence.El abogado dijo que tenemos sustentos para recurrir contra la sentencia.
7. (to make an entreaty; used with "to" or "for")
a. apelar a
Edith tried to appeal to her son's common sense.Edith intentó apelar al sentido común de su hijo.
b. recurrir a
The coach appealed to the referee.El entrenador recurrió al árbitro.
c. solicitar a
They appealed to their neighbors to separate their recyclables.Les solicitaron a sus vecinos que separaran sus materiales reciclables.
d. hacer un llamamiento por
The activists appealed for a free and independent Palestine.Los activistas hicieron un llamamiento por una Palestina libre e independiente.
e. pedir
The opposition leader appealed for prudence from his followers on the eve of the national elections.El líder de la oposición pidió la prudencia de sus seguidores en la víspera de las elecciones nacionales.
8. (to be attractive; used with "to")
a. atraer
A five-hour exam tomorrow doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.Un examen de cinco horas mañana no me atrae para nada.
b. gustar
The idea of spending a weekend with your sister does not appeal to me.No me gusta la idea de pasar un fin de semana con tu hermana.
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appeal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (call)
a. el llamamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make an appeal for somethinghacer un llamamiento para solicitar algo
an appeal for calmun llamamiento a la calma
charity appealcampaña de recaudación de fondos para fines benéficos
2. (law)
a. la apelación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to lodge an appealpresentar una apelación
Appeal Court, Court of Appealtribunal de apelación
3. (attraction)
a. el atractivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have or hold little appeal for somebodyno atraer mucho a alguien
to have great appealser muy atractivo(a)
their music has a wide appealsu música gusta a gente muy diversa
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (law)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
to appeal a decisionentablar recurso de apelación contra una decisión
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (make a plea)
a.
to appeal (to somebody) for help/moneysolicitar ayuda/dinero (a alguien)
to appeal to somebody's generosityapelar a la generosidad de alguien
6. (attract)
a.
to appeal to somebodyatraer a alguien
it doesn't appeal to meno me atrae
7. (law)
a. apelar, recurrir
to appeal against a decisionentablar recurso de apelación contra una decisión
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appeal [əˈpiːl]
noun
1 (requesting sth) (call) llamamiento (m); llamado (m); (LAm) (request) petición (f); solicitud (f)
he made an appeal for calm hizo un llamamiento a la calma; to issue an appeal for aid for sb hacer un llamamiento solicitando ayuda para algn
the Red Cross has issued an appeal for aid to the earthquake victims
the police repeated their appeal for witnesses to contact them la policía volvió a hacer un llamamiento a posibles testigos del hecho para que se pusieran en contacto con ellos; an appeal to arms/reason un llamamiento a las armas/la cordura; our appeal for volunteers la petición or solicitud que hicimos de voluntarios
hundreds of people answered their appeal for volunteers an appeal for help
(entreaty) súplica (f)
he was deaf to all appeals hacía oídos sordos a todas las súplicas
(campaign for donations)
the president issued an appeal for national unity an appeal for funds an appeal for information was broadcast Bismarck warned that he could not achieve the unity of Germany without another appeal to arms How could he win back Grace's trust? Not by further argument or appeal to reason an appeal [to] reason she was impervious to all appeals to reason Mark made an emotional appeal for the safe return of his father and sister an annual appeal in aid of a children's hospital it was a pathetic appeal for love how could he win Grace's trust? not by further argument or appeal to reason an appeal for charity
they launched a £5 million appeal for cancer research realizaron una campaña para la recaudación de 5 millones de libras para la lucha contra el cáncer
she organizes Blue Peter's annual appeal this is not another appeal for famine relief an appeal to save a library containing priceless manuscripts they are now going to launch a public appeal for several million pounds to renovate the building I was listening to a radio appeal on behalf of a charity
an appeal on behalf of a mental health charity una petición de ayuda para una organización benéfica de salud mental
(Jur) apelación (f); recurso (m) (de apelación)
his appeal was successful su apelación or recurso (de apelación) dio resultado
there is no appeal against his decision su fallo es inapelable
the appeal against conviction was dismissed he had his final appeal for clemency rejected on Thursday to give [notice] of appeal the Divisional Court quashed the justices' decision to remand him in custody, so the justices gave notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal
she won/lost the case on appeal ganó/perdió el caso en la apelación or en segunda instancia
he was acquitted [on] appeal
right of or to appeal derecho (m) de apelación; derecho (m) a apelar
in this case you have no right of appeal all deportees have the right to appeal
their lands were forfeit without appeal sus tierras fueron confiscadas sin posibilidad de apelación
the Magistrates of the Town of Cambridge are Judges in this Court - /they have final authority without appeal/ expulsion without appeal violates both international and Israeli law
2 (attraction) atractivo (m); encanto (m)
the party's new name was meant to give it greater public appeal el nuevo nombre del partido tenía como objetivo atraer a más público
Johnson's appeal is to people in all walks of life its appeal lies in its simplicity a book of general appeal to [hold] little/no/some appeal (for sb)
the idea held little appeal la idea no le resultaba muy atrayente
the thought of an early morning jog [held] little appeal gold seems to hold a special appeal for many investors the chance to help these people has a lot of appeal for me getting a degree held no special appeal for him
intransitive verb
1
to appeal for (call publicly for) [+peace, tolerance, unity] hacer un llamamiento a; (request) solicitar; pedir
the authorities appealed for calm las autoridades hicieron un llamamiento a la calma
they appealed to the public for calm
the police have appealed to the public for information la policía ha hecho un llamamiento al público pidiendo información
the police are appealing for witnesses to the attack
to appeal for funds solicitar or pedir fondos; he appealed for silence rogó silencio
he will appeal to the state for an extension of unemployment benefits the UN has appealed for help from the international community I appeal for its return the police appealed for witnesses to come forward Deng Xiao Ping recently appealed for students to return to China
2 (call upon)
to appeal to sb's finer feelings/sb's generosity apelar a los sentimientos nobles/la generosidad de algn
she appealed to his generosity
to appeal to the country (Pol) recurrir al arbitrio de las urnas
defeated by thirty votes, Gladstone appealed to the country Wilson answered, "never! never! I'll appeal to the country"
3 (Jur) apelar
to appeal against [+sentence, ruling] apelar contra or de; recurrir (contra)
to appeal against a decision to appeal [against] a sentence
they have appealed to the Supreme Court to stop her extradition han apelado or recurrido al Tribunal Supremo para detener su proceso de extradición
4 (be attractive)
that sort of comedy doesn't appeal any more ese tipo de humor ya no gusta
to appeal to sb [+idea, activity] atraer a algn; resultar atrayente a algn
the idea appealed to him
I don't think this will appeal to the public no creo que esto le atraiga al público; no creo que esto le resulte atrayente al público
jazz does not appeal to me
it appeals to the child in everyone hace salir al niño que llevamos dentro
it appeals to the imagination el jazz no me gusta
transitive verb
(US) (Jur)
to appeal a decision/verdict apelar contra or de una decisión/un veredicto; recurrir (contra) una decisión/un veredicto
the American Civil Liberties Union is expected to appeal the decision the NCAA is now appealing the case to the State Supreme Court
modifier
appeal(s) committee (n) comité (m) de apelación
appeal court (n) tribunal (m) de apelación
the appeal court upheld/dismissed an earlier ruling that ... a state appeal court overturned the decision
appeal judge (n) juez (m) de apelación; jueza (f) de apelación
this is the first case where appeal judges have reduced a libel award three appeal judges overturned the decision
appeal(s) procedure (n) procedimiento (m) de apelación
every case has to go through the appeal procedure and can go to the Supreme Court he insisted that there was no appeals procedure in the rules
appeal(s) process (n) proceso (m) de apelación
the appeal process could take a minimum of four to six months a decision to eliminate the appeals process will almost certainly be challenged in court
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appeal to
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sex appeal
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