July 8, 2014 - Word of the Day: appeal
To appeal is to be attractive. When something is appealing, a person likes it:
- I like this car.
- This car appeals to me.
- Do you like those shoes?
- Do those shoes appeal to you?
- He likes that girl.
- She appeals to him.
- She doesn't like that boy.
- He doesn't appeal to her.
You can also use "appeal" as a verb when asking for something:
- The lawyer appealed to the judge for more time to talk to his client.
- Marta appealed to the teacher for some help with something she didn't understand.
You can use "appeal" as an adjective: appealing
- Jeff doesn't find the artwork to be very appealing. (This is one way of saying he doesn't like it very much.)
- Jennifer has a very appealing personality.
- That dessert tray looks extremely appealing.
- That's an appealing idea!
- Barack Obama was a very appealing candidate for President in 2008, so he easily won the election.
- She's very appealing.
She's very appealing.
The word "appeal" is a noun:
- She has a lot of sex appeal.
- This product doesn't have much an appeal.
- Comic book movies have a great appeal for a large audience.
- The lawyer is going to submit an appeal following the verdict of guilt. (An appeal is a request for further review of a legal matter.)
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