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Synonyms for cheer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheer(noun)

    a cry or shout of approval

    sunniness, sunshine, cheerfulness

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

  2. cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshine(verb)

    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, embolden(verb)

    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. cheer(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. cheer(n)

    hope, happiness, comfort, hospitality, plenty, conviviality

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cheer(n.)

    mirth, gayety, joy, gladness, CHEERFULNESS

  2. cheer(n.)

    entertainment, provisions, food, repast, viands, victuals

  3. cheer(n.)

    acclamation, shout of applause

  4. cheer(v. a.)

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

  5. cheer(v. a.)

    comfort, console, solace, make cheerful

  6. cheer(v. a.)

    applaud, clap, salute with cheers

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cheer(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cheer":

    cheerfulness, joy, cheerleader, hooray, dance, rallying


  1. List of known nicknames for "Cheer":

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How to use cheer in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Wilson:

    CrossFit consumers really pull for everyone else, if you watch CrossFit games, the people who finish first turn around and cheer for people who are finishing next.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Money alone has the power to make the people cheer in favour or raise anti-voice against any person at any place.

  3. Robert Karalis:

    We started the island race trend and we're proud of the growth. We have the synergy between the public and private sector and locals to make the Spetses event bigger and better each year. numbers will come. We think success comes from putting it together. In the end, we connect the small island communities to a new concept of tourism in Greece. They love to participate, volunteer and cheer on the runners. It's a very local experience and a different feeling from the city races.

  4. Lexi Brumback:

    I was saved by cheer.

  5. Bubba Watson:

    You hear a lot of 'Go Dawgs!' You hear a lot of barking, when you get to see that many people from a school, it is like a fraternity. You can root for those people. Obviously, I want to beat them all, but you root for them and cheer them on.

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Translations for cheer

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  • يشجعArabic
  • аплодирам, настроение, одобрително възклицаниеBulgarian
  • jubeln, applaudieren, aufmuntern, aufheiternGerman
  • hurai, huraoEsperanto
  • aclamar, alegría, hurraSpanish
  • iloisuus, hilpeys, kannustushuuto, kannustaa, hurraahuuto, hurrataFinnish
  • acclamer, applaudirFrench
  • जयकारHindi
  • incitare, buonumoreItalian
  • 喝采, 声援, 励ますJapanese
  • sorakanMalay
  • heiarop, heieNorwegian
  • подбадривать, ликовать, аплодировать, приветствовать, воодушевлять, поощрятьRussian
  • hurra, hejaramsa, hejaSwedish
  • vui lênVietnamese

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Spurious
    • B. Dearth
    • C. Inaugurate
    • D. Gumption

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