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  Definition of cheer
  1. the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
  2. a cry or shout of approval
  3. show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
  4. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  5. become cheerful
  6. cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
  7. give encouragement to
Similar Words: cheerfulness, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up, cheer up, chirk up, jolly along, jolly up, hearten, recreate, embolden

 

Hyponyms: good-temperedness, good-humoredness, good humouredness, good naturedness, banzai, bravo, hurrah, hooray, salvo, lighten, buoy up, cheerlead, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilate, amuse, take heart, buck up

 

Attributes: cheerful, cheerless, uncheerful

 

Part Meronyms: disposition, temperament

 

Derivational Morphology: cheer up, jolly along, jolly up, chirk up, cheerer, cheering, shouting, exhortation, incitement, urging, cheerfulness

 

 
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