What does the word appeal mean?

Usage examples for appeal

  1. She shall never marry him, and I know that Garvington will appeal to his sister's strong desire to save the family once more; so that she may not be foolish enough to lose the money. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  2. I have done wrong, I believe, to appeal to the public. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  3. An appeal may here be made to every one's experience. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur