When you, for example, appeal to someone to do something, do I understand correctly that it can both mean that that "something" is what you want them to do OR that it is the purpose of your appeal? For example, the sentence
I appealed to her to get help.
seems to be ambiguous, am I right? Does it mean that you want her to get help or that the purpose of your appeal is to get help (for yourself)? It can mean both, can't it?