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Definition 1: the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where cheer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

Synonyms for cheer in the sense of this definition

(cheer is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

(... is a kind of cheer ) a cheerful willingness to be obliging

(... is part of cheer) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

(... are attributes of cheer) being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

"her cheerful nature" "a cheerful greeting" "a cheerful room" "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

(... are attributes of cheer) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

Definition 2: a cry or shout of approval - [noun denoting communication]

(cheer is a kind of ...) a message expressing a favorable opinion

"words of approval seldom passed his lips"

(... is a kind of cheer ) a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph

(... is a kind of cheer ) a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance

(... is a kind of cheer ) a victory cheer

"let's give the team a big hurrah"

(... is a kind of cheer ) a sudden outburst of cheers

"there was a salvo of approval"

Definition 3: become cheerful - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for cheer in the sense of this definition

(cheer is a kind of ...) feel happiness or joy

(... is a kind of cheer ) to express great joy

"Who cannot exult in Spring?"

(... is a kind of cheer ) become more cheerful

"after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"

Definition 4: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts - [verb of communication]

Samples where cheer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Synonyms for cheer in the sense of this definition

(cheer is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

(... is a kind of cheer ) act as a cheerleader in a sports event

Definition 5: show approval or good wishes by shouting - [verb of communication]

Samples where cheer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everybody cheered the birthday boy

(cheer is a kind of ...) express approval of

"I applaud your efforts"

(... is a kind of cheer ) make more cheerful

"the conversation lightened me up a bit"

Definition 6: cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful - [verb of communication]

Samples where cheer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee

Synonyms for cheer in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of cheer ) make (somebody) laugh

"The clown amused the children"

(cheer causes ...) become cheerful

Definition 7: give encouragement to - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for cheer in the sense of this definition

(cheer is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

(... is a kind of cheer ) gain courage

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