Synonyms of petition
1 appealDictionary • We presented the government with a petition signed by 4,500 people.
list of signatures
2 entreatyDictionary • a humble petition to Saint Anthony
entreaty • They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
appeal • The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
application • His application for membership was rejected.
request • They agreed to his request for help.
prayer • Say a quick prayer I don't get stopped for speeding.
plea • an impassioned plea to mankind to act to save the planet
invocation • an invocation for divine guidance
supplication (formal) • He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.
appealDictionary • She is petitioning to regain custody of the child.
appeal • The UN has appealed for help from the international community.
press • The trade unions are pressing him to stand firm.
plead • He was kneeling on the floor pleading for mercy.
ask • We had to ask him to leave.
urge • They urged parliament to approve plans for their reform programme.
sue • He realized that suing for peace was the only option.
pray • They prayed for help.
beg • I begged him to come back to England with me.
crave (informal) • If I may crave your lordship's indulgence, I would like to consult my client.
solicit • They were soliciting Nader's supporters to re-register as Republicans.
beseech • She beseeched him to cut his drinking and smoking.
entreat • They entreated the audience to stay calm.
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appealAn appeal is a serious and urgent request.
• The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
cry from the heart,
cry from the heart,
appealIf you appeal to someone to do something, you make a serious and urgent request to them.
• The UN has appealed for help from the international community.
Thesaurus for petition from the Collins English Thesaurus
a document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority