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Appeal vs Entertain - What's the difference?

appeal | entertain |

As verbs the difference between appeal and entertain

is that appeal is (obsolete) to accuse (someone of something) while entertain is to amuse (someone); to engage the attention of agreeably.

As nouns the difference between appeal and entertain

is that 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 while entertain is (obsolete) ; pleasure.

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

    entertain

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To amuse (someone); to engage the attention of agreeably.
  • to entertain friends with lively conversation
    The motivational speaker not only instructed but also entertained the audience.
  • (transitive, and, intransitive) To have someone over at one's home for a party or visit.
  • They enjoy entertaining a lot.
  • * Bible, Heb. xiii. 2
  • Be not forgetful to entertain strangers
  • To receive and take into consideration; to have a thought in mind.
  • The committee would like to entertain the idea of reducing the budget figures.
    to entertain a proposal
  • * De Quincey
  • I am not here going to entertain so large a theme as the philosophy of Locke.
  • * Hawthorne
  • A rumour gained ground, — and, however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people.
  • (obsolete) To take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbour; to keep.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred.
  • (obsolete) To meet or encounter, as an enemy.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • to baptize all nations, and entertain them into the services and institutions of the holy Jesus

    Derived terms

    * entertainer * entertaining * entertainment

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) ; pleasure.
  • (obsolete) Reception of a guest; welcome.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.8:
  • But neede, that answers not to all requests, / Bad them not looke for better entertayne […].

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