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cheer

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to declare enthusiastic approval of
  • critics and fans alike have cheered the latest addition to the author's series of fantasy novels

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2 to ease the grief or distress of
  • let's hope that these flowers will cheer my ailing aunt at least a little

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cheer

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of cheer (Entry 2 of 2)

2 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble
  • the visiting general had some words of cheer for each of the hospital's recuperating soldiers

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3 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion
  • be of good cheer in this Christmas season

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4 enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval
  • all three movies in the series received cheers from fans of the novels

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The first known use of cheer was in the 13th century

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“Cheer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cheer. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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