appeal to
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appeal to(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be attractive to)
a. atraer a
The singer's albums appealed both to male and female audiences.Los álbumes de la cantante atraían por igual al público masculino y femenino.
b. gustar
Why do tall men appeal to women?¿Por qué a las mujeres les gustan los hombres altos?
2. (legal)
a. apelar a
The defendant's lawyers said they would appeal to the Supreme Court.Los abogados del acusado dijeron que apelarían a la Corte Suprema.
b. recurrir a
The environmentalist group plans to appeal to the European Court of Justice.El grupo ecologista piensa recurrir al Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea.
3. (to make an entreaty to)
a. apelar a
The colonel appealed to his soldiers' sense of honor.El coronel apeló al sentido del honor de sus soldados.
b. pedir a
In her speech, the principal appealed to the new students to work hard.En su discurso, la directora pidió a los nuevos alumnos que trabajaran duro.
c. solicitar a
Residents are appealing to the city council to solve the crime problem.Los vecinos solicitan al ayuntamiento que resuelva el problema de la delincuencia.
d. hacer un llamamiento a
The police appealed to the public to cooperate in the investigation.La policía hizo un llamamiento a la ciudadanía para cooperar en la investigación.
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