(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. entreaty, plea, begging, petition; resort; attractiveness, attraction. See request, lawsuit.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A plea]
Syn. request, plea, bid, claim, suit, submission, solicitation, petition, question, imploring, recourse, entreaty, prayer, invocation, supplication, address, demand, importunity, call, requisition, application, overture, proposition, proposal, call for aid, earnest request, adjuration.
Ant. denial*, refusal, renunciation.
2. [Action to carry a case to a higher court]
Syn. petition, motion, application, request for retrial, request for review.
3. [Attractiveness]
Syn. attractiveness, attraction, charm, glamour, interest, allure, charmingness, seductiveness, engagingness, winsomeness, deSirability, fascination, magnetism, charisma, sex appeal.
1. [To ask another seriously]
Syn. entreat, request, petition, implore, beseech, plead, solicit, beg, supplicate, importune, urge, adjure, pray, sue; see also beg 1 .
2. [To carry a case to a higher court]
Syn. apply for a retrial, retry, contest, bring New evidence, advance, reopen, refer to, review.
3. [To attract]
Syn. interest, attract, engage, fascinate, tempt, tantalize, awaken a response, invite, entice, allure, captivate, intrigue, attract one's interest, enchant, beguile, please, catch one's eye; see also fascinate .
Syn.- appeal implies an earnest, sometimes urgent request and in legal usage connotes resort to a higher court or authority; plead , applied to formal statements in court answering to allegations or charges, carries into general usage the implication of entreaty by argument [ she pleaded for tolerance ] ; sue implies respectful or formal solicitation for redress, a favor, etc.; petition implies a formal request, usually in writing and in accordance with established rights; pray and supplicate suggest humility in entreaty and imply that the request is addressed to God or to a superior authority, supplicate in addition suggesting a kneeling or other abjectly prayerful attitude
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. petition entreaty, plea, request, imploration, supplication, application, call.
2. attraction charm, allure, charisma, sex appeal, glamour, *je ne sais quoi, *it.
1. request plead, entreat, implore, ask, beseech, request, solicit, beg, petition.
2. attract interest, tempt, entice, fascinate.
ANT.: 2. repel, repulse, disgust
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An earnest or urgent request: entreaty, imploration, plea, prayer1, supplication. See ASK. 2. An application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision: petition. Law: prayer1. See ASK, LAW. 3. The power or quality of attracting: allure, allurement, attraction, attractiveness, call, charisma, charm, draw, enchantment, enticement, fascination, glamour, lure, magnetism, witchery. Informal: pull. See LIKE. II verb 1. To make an earnest or urgent request: beg, beseech, crave, entreat, implore, plead, pray, sue, supplicate. Archaic: conjure. See ASK. 2. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of: address, apply, approach, petition. Obsolete: sue. See REQUEST. 3. Law. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law: petition. Law: sue. See LAW. 4. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action: allure, attract, draw, entice, lure, magnetize, take. Informal: pull. See LIKE.

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