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English verb: cheer up

1. cheer up (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.

ExamplesThe good news will cheer up her

Synonymscheer, jolly along, jolly up

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

Narrower (hyponym)amuse

Causecheer, cheer up, chirk up

2. cheer up (communication) become cheerful

Synonymscheer, 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

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