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cheer

 
Noun cheer has 2 senses
  1. cheer - a cry or shout of approval
    --1 is a kind of
    approval, commendation
    --1 has particulars: banzai; bravo; hurrah, hooray; salvo
    Derived form: verb cheer2
  2. cheerfulness, cheer - the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
    --2 is a kind of attribute
    --2 is a part of disposition, temperament
    --2 has particulars:
     good-temperedness, good-humoredness, good humouredness, good naturedness
    Derived forms: verb cheer3, verb cheer4
Verb cheer has 5 senses
  1. cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden - give encouragement to
    --1 is one way to encourage
    Derived form: noun cheering1
    Sample sentence:
    The good news will cheer her
  2. cheer - show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
    --2 is one way to
    applaud
    Derived forms: noun cheer1, noun cheerer1, noun cheering1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up - cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
    Derived form: noun cheer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. cheer, cheer up, chirk up - become cheerful
    --4 is one way to rejoice, joy
    Antonyms: complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
    Derived form: noun cheer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. cheer, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up - urge on or encourage especially by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
    --5 is one way to encourage
    Derived forms: noun cheerer1, noun cheering1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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