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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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