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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. cheer

    To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.

    See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.

    cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cheernoun

    hope, happiness, comfort, hospitality, plenty, conviviality

    dejection, sullenness, gloom, starvation, niggardliness, dearth, inhospitableness, churlishness, unsociableness

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. cheernoun

    a cry or shout of approval

    sunniness, sunshine, cheerfulness

    quetch, plain, kick, kvetch, complain, sound off

  2. cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshineverb

    the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

    "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

    sun, sunshine, blitheness, sunniness, fair weather, cheerfulness, sunlight, temperateness

    complain, plain, quetch, kvetch, kick, sound off

  3. cheer, hearten, recreate, emboldenverb

    give encouragement to

    recreate, vivify, jolly up, play, root on, reanimate, hearten, urge, renovate, cheer up, exhort, barrack, embolden, urge on, revivify, pep up, chirk up, animate, repair, revive, inspire, jolly along, quicken

    plain, complain, sound off, kvetch, kick, quetch

  4. cheerverb

    show approval or good wishes by shouting

    "everybody cheered the birthday boy"

    inspire, exhort, root on, hearten, urge on, recreate, urge, jolly up, chirk up, embolden, barrack, pep up, jolly along, cheer up

    quetch, kvetch, complain, plain, sound off, kick

  5. cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly upverb

    cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful

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

    inspire, exhort, root on, hearten, urge on, recreate, urge, jolly up, chirk up, embolden, barrack, pep up, jolly along, cheer up

    complain, plain, sound off, kick, kvetch, quetch

  6. cheer, cheer up, chirk upverb

    become cheerful

    inspire, exhort, root on, hearten, urge on, recreate, urge, jolly up, chirk up, embolden, barrack, pep up, jolly along, cheer up

    quetch, sound off, kick, plain, complain, kvetch

  7. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

    jeer, juice up, animate, pep up, press, scoff, root on, enliven, urge on, instigate, flout, advocate, invigorate, urge, inspire, exalt, ginger up, exhort, hearten, jolly along, prompt, revolutionize, jazz up, recreate, cheer up, barrack, recommend, inhale, chirk up, embolden, breathe in, revolutionise, jolly up, gibe

    complain, sound off, quetch, kick, kvetch, plain

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cheernoun

    mirth, gayety, joy, gladness, CHEERFULNESS

  2. cheernoun

    entertainment, provisions, food, repast, viands, victuals

  3. cheernoun

    acclamation, shout of applause

  4. cheerverb

    gladden, exhilarate, inspirit, enliven, animate, incite, encourage

  5. cheerverb

    comfort, console, solace, make cheerful

  6. cheerverb

    applaud, clap, salute with cheers

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cheerverb

    inspirit, elate, exhilarate, encourage, console, revive, gladden, applaud

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "cheer":

    cheerfulness, joy, cheerleader, hooray, dance, rallying

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Cheer":

    Alec Cheer

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  1. George Gray:

    If you’re the Red Sox, you don’t cheer for the Yankees, but when somebody else gets to play instead of you, you cheer for them.

  2. Karen Khachanov:

    I cannot deny that I got a little bit crazy, but Im really a bit disappointed ... with the crowd as well. I dont have anything against when they cheer for Felix. Its normal. Hes the home favorite, especially from Montreal. I wish they could cheer the same way in Russia for me. But still, not when I miss or not wishing me to miss, screaming during the points. Its disrespectful.

  3. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

  4. Blessing Irish:

    May the sun always shine on your windowpane May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain May the hand of a friend always be near you May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  5. Annette Peterson:

    For those close to us it’s about celebrating Malia’s birthday, but in grand Malia style it’s become so much bigger than our little family, there are now people literally around the world who are going to join us in eating ice cream to honor, cheer on and remember all the childhood warriors they know.

Translations for cheer

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  • يشجعArabic
  • аплодирам, настроение, одобрително възклицаниеBulgarian
  • aufheitern, aufmuntern, jubeln, applaudierenGerman
  • hurai, huraoEsperanto
  • hurra, alegría, aclamarSpanish
  • hilpeys, hurrata, hurraahuuto, kannustaa, kannustushuuto, iloisuusFinnish
  • applaudir, acclamerFrench
  • जयकारHindi
  • buonumore, incitareItalian
  • 声援, 喝采, 励ますJapanese
  • sorakanMalay
  • heiarop, heieNorwegian
  • поощрять, подбадривать, воодушевлять, приветствовать, аплодировать, ликоватьRussian
  • heja, hejaramsa, hurraSwedish
  • vui lênVietnamese

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