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  • nounhappiness
  • nounapplause, supportive yell
  • verbmake someone feel happier
  • verbencourage in activity

synonyms for cheer

  • delight
  • encouragement
  • glee
  • joy
  • optimism
  • animation
  • buoyancy
  • cheerfulness
  • comfort
  • exuberance
  • gaiety
  • geniality
  • gladness
  • hilarity
  • hopefulness
  • jauntiness
  • jocundity
  • joyousness
  • lightheartedness
  • liveliness
  • merriment
  • mirth
  • solace
  • cheeriness
  • good cheer
  • merry-making
See also synonyms for: cheered / cheering / cheers
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antonyms for cheer

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  • discouragement
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • depression
  • distress
  • gloom
  • irritation
  • boo
  • gravity
  • melancholy
  • seriousness
  • depress
  • discourage
  • agitate
  • decrease
  • dull
  • hurt
  • sadden
  • trouble
  • upset
  • weaken
  • worry
  • bring down
  • dishearten
  • dissuade
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How to use cheer in a sentence

Jenner strides up to a police officer and offers him a can of soda, which he drinks, prompting the crowd to break out in cheers.
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The experience will include both a cheer monitor and an audience monitor that allow viewers to connect with each other and the broadcast hosts.
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District officials have maintained that any ongoing practices were not part of the school’s cheer program.
MORNING REPORT: THE SCHOOL SPORTS CONUNDRUMVOICE OF SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 18, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Roughly 65 students are on the school’s cheer team, including 27 on varsity, Clark said.
SCHOOL SPORTS BECAME ‘CLUBS’ AMID THE PANDEMIC – NOW TWO COACHES ARE OUTASHLY MCGLONESEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
With the new school year underway, the cheer club met at Infinity Gymnastics in El Cajon this week and was scheduled to meet for the next two weeks.
SCHOOL SPORTS BECAME ‘CLUBS’ AMID THE PANDEMIC – NOW TWO COACHES ARE OUTASHLY MCGLONESEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But her sympathy, and her confident belief that Alessandro might yet be found, gave unspeakable cheer to Felipe.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
They went out of the darkness together and came back to the Earth, Leo very silent, and the Girl striving to cheer him.
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The king heartily pledged him, thanked him for his good cheer, and departed undiscovered.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
My servant's whip, however, soon sent them about their business, and I ventured into the parlor to see what cheer.
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WORDS RELATED TO CHEER

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.