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English noun: cheer

1. cheer (communication) a cry or shout of approval


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation


Narrower (hyponym)banzai, bravo, hooray, hurrah, salvo

2. cheer (attribute) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom


SamplesFlowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room.


Synonymscheerfulness, sunniness, sunshine


Broader (hypernym)attribute


Narrower (hyponym)good-humoredness, good-humouredness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness


Part meronymdisposition, temperament


Attributecheerful, cheerless, depressing, uncheerful


Antonymsuncheerfulness


English verb: cheer

1. cheer (emotion) give encouragement to


ExamplesThe good news will cheer her


Synonymsembolden, hearten, recreate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)buck up, take heart


Antonymsdishearten, put off

2. cheer (communication) show approval or good wishes by shouting


SamplesEverybody cheered the birthday boy.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)applaud


Narrower (hyponym)buoy up, lighten, lighten up

3. cheer (communication) cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful


SamplesShe tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee.


Synonymscheer up, jolly along, jolly up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)amuse


Causecheer, cheer up, chirk up

4. cheer (communication) become cheerful


Synonymscheer up, chirk up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)joy, rejoice


Narrower (hyponym)buoy up, exuberate, exult, jubilate, lighten, lighten up, rejoice, triumph


Antonymscomplain, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off, kick

5. cheer (communication) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts


SamplesThe crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers.


Synonymsbarrack, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)cheerlead









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