Synonyms and Antonyms of cheer
1 to become glad or hopeful cheer up—things are bound to get better Synonyms of cheer up brighten, buck up, lighten, look up, perk (up) Words Related to cheer up rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, hearten Near Antonyms of cheer up despair, despond; brood, fret, mope Antonyms of cheer up darken, sadden
2 to fill with courage or strength of purpose the general's speech cheered up the troops tremendously Synonyms of cheer up bear up, buck up, buoy (up), encourage (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steelWords Related to cheer up animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms of cheer up demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms of cheer up daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
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