cheer

I
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An agreeable mental state]
Syn. delight, mirth, glee; see happiness 1 , joy 2 .
2. [Something that comforts or gladdens]
Syn. encouragement, reassurance, comfort, solace; see encouragement 2 .
3. [An encouraging shout]
Syn. roar, applause, hurrah, hurray, bravo, huzzah, cheering, organized cheering, college yell, rah, approval, approbation; see also cry 1 , yell 1 .
v.
1. [To hearten]
Syn. console, inspirit, brighten, gladden; see comfort , encourage 2 , gladden , help 1 .
2. [To support with cheers]
Syn. applaud, shout, salute; see praise 1 , support 2 , yell .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. hurrah acclamation, shout of approval, *yay, rah, applause, bravo.
2. cheerfulness high spirits, gladness, gayness, happiness, joyfulness, optimism, joviality, jubilance, buoyancy. ''A kind of daylight in the mind.''—Joseph Addison.
ANT.: 1. boo, raspberry, hiss. 2. depression, downhearted-ness
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits: beatitude, blessedness, bliss, cheerfulness, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness. See HAPPY. II verb 1. To give great or keen pleasure to: delight, enchant, gladden, gratify, overjoy, please, pleasure, tickle. Archaic: joy. See HAPPY, LIKE. 2. To impart strength and confidence to. Also used with up: buck up, encourage, hearten, nerve, perk up. See HELP. 3. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to. Also used with on: animate, embolden, encourage, inspire, inspirit, motivate. See HELP. 4. To express approval, especially by clapping: applaud, clap, root2. Idiom: give someone a hand. See PRAISE.

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