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cheer

 
 
pronunciation:
chir
parts of speech:
noun, interjection, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
of good cheer
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: liveliness, happiness, or gaiety.
He was full of cheer that morning, having just received some very good news from his doctor.
synonyms:
gaiety, glee, happiness
antonyms:
sadness
similar words:
exuberance, fun, joy, liveliness, pleasure, vivacity, warmth
definition 2: anything that brings good spirits, encouragement, or comfort.
Her son's letter was full of cheer.
synonyms:
comfort, encouragement, solace
similar words:
assurance, inspiration, warmth
definition 3: a cry of encouragement, approval, or appreciation, as by spectators to encourage their favorite team or players.
The crowd let out a cheer when the team made a goal.
synonyms:
yell
antonyms:
boo, jeer
similar words:
applause, bravo, hurrah, shout
definition 4: food or drink; convivial refreshment.
Will you have a bit of this Christmas cheer I've brewed up for the occasion?
synonyms:
refreshment
similar words:
fare, hospitality
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phrase: of good cheer
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: (pl.) an expression used as a toast.
Cheers! To your health!
synonyms:
prosit, skoal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cheers, cheering, cheered
definition 1: to comfort or make happy (sometimes fol. by "up").
She'd been depressed, but kind and hopeful words from her friend cheered her up.
synonyms:
brighten, buck up, buoy up, comfort, console, enliven, gladden, hearten, solace
antonyms:
deject, depress
similar words:
amuse, buoy, elate, embolden, encourage, energize, inspire, invigorate, lift, pep up, revive, strengthen, uplift, warm
definition 2: to give loud vocal encouragement, approval, or appreciation to.
The fans cheered the winners wildly.The audience cheered the soloist.
synonyms:
hurrah, root for
antonyms:
boo, jeer
similar words:
applaud, encourage, praise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cry out in encouragement or appreciation.
When they heard the good news, everyone cheered.The audience cheered at the end of the play.
synonyms:
hurrah
antonyms:
jeer
similar words:
acclaim, applaud, root
definition 2: to become more positive in feeling and attitude (usu. fol. by "up").
As the rain finally stopped. we began to cheer up.Cheer up! Things aren't that bad!
synonyms:
brighten
similar words:
hope, lighten, quicken, revive, rouse
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derivations: cheeringly (adv.), cheerer (n.)
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