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cheer

cheer

 
 
pronunciation:
chir
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: glad feelings; happiness.
We are filled with cheer during the holidays.
synonyms:
gaiety, glee, happiness
antonyms:
sadness
similar words:
fun, joy, liveliness, pleasure
definition 2: a shout of encouragement, happiness, or praise.
The crowd let out a cheer when their favorite team scored a goal.
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
applause, hurrah, shout
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cheered, cheering, cheers
definition 1: to comfort or make happy (sometimes followed by "up").
The good news cheered them up.
synonyms:
comfort, console
antonyms:
depress
similar words:
amuse, encourage, inspire, lift, pep up, revive, strengthen, warm
definition 2: to give a shout of encouragement, happiness, or praise to.
They cheered the winners wildly.
synonyms:
root for
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
applaud, encourage, praise
definition 3: to become happier or less glum (usually followed by "up").
As the rain stopped, we began to cheer up.
similar words:
hope, lighten, revive, rouse
derivations: cheeringly (adv.), cheerer (n.)
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