Direct vs Appeal - What's the difference?

direct | appeal |


As verbs the difference between direct and appeal

is that direct is to manage, control, steer while appeal is (obsolete) to accuse (someone of something).

As an adjective direct

is straight, constant, without interruption.

As an adverb direct

is directly.

As a noun appeal is

(legal) (a) an application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re-examination or review (b) the mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected (c) the right of appeal (d) an accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public (e) an accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

direct

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Straight, constant, without interruption.
  • Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end.
  • the most direct route between two buildings
  • Straightforward; sincere.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Be even and direct with me.
  • Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
  • * John Locke
  • He nowhere, that I know, says it in direct words.
  • * Hallam
  • a direct and avowed interference with elections
  • In the line of descent; not collateral.
  • a descendant in the direct line
  • (astronomy) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; said of the motion of a celestial body.
  • Antonyms

    * indirect

    Derived terms

    * direct action * direct current * direct flight * direct initiative * direct object * direct quote

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Directly.
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 346:
  • Presumably Mary is to carry messages that she, Anne, is too delicate to convey direct .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To manage, control, steer.
  • to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army
  • To aim (something) at (something else).
  • They directed their fire towards the men on the wall.
    He directed his question to the room in general.
  • To point out or show to (somebody) the right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way.
  • He directed me to the left-hand road.
  • * Lubbock
  • the next points to which I will direct your attention
  • To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order.
  • She directed them to leave immediately.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll first direct my men what they shall do.
  • (dated) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.
  • to direct a letter

    Anagrams

    * * ----

    appeal

    English

    Alternative forms

    * appeale (obsolete) * appeall (obsolete) * appel

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To accuse (someone of something).
  • *, Book VII:
  • *:And there opynly Sir Mador appeled the quene of the deth of hys cousyn Sir Patryse.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , V.9:
  • *:He gan that Ladie strongly to appele / Of many haynous crymes by her enured.
  • (transitive, legal, chiefly, US) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
  • :(Tomlins)
  • *
  • *:For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
  • To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
  • *(Samuel Horsley) (1733-1806)
  • *:I appeal to the Scriptures in the original.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:They appealed to the sword.
  • To be attractive.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.}}
  • (cricket) To ask an umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out or not, usually by saying "How's that" or "Howzat".
  • To summon; to challenge.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
  • To invoke.
  • :(Milton)
  • Derived terms

    * appeal to

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re-examination or review. (b) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected. (c) The right of appeal. (d) An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public. (e) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver.
  • (Tomlins)
    (Bouvier)
  • A summons to answer to a charge.
  • (John Dryden)
  • A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • a kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders
  • # (cricket) The act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out or not.
  • Resort to physical means; recourse.
  • The power to attract or interest.
  • Derived terms

    * curb appeal * sex appeal * street appeal

    See also

    * approvement