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 for cheer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheer \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheered (ch[=e]rd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. cheering.]
     1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; --
        often with up. --Cowpe.
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     2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
        inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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              The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
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     3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
        as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
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     To cheer ship, to salute a passing ship by cheers of
        sailors stationed in the rigging.
     Syn: To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console;
          enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheer \Cheer\ (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF.
     chiere, F. ch[`e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka`ra head; akin
     to Skr. [,c]iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E.
     1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.] "Sweat
        of thy cheer." --Wyclif.
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     2. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
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              Be of good cheer.                     --Matt. ix. 2.
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              The parents . . . fled away with heavy cheer.
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     3. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
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              I have not that alacrity of spirit,
              Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have. --Shak.
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     1. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness;
        provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a
        table loaded with good cheer.
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     5. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy
        enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
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              Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
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     What cheer? How do you fare? What is there that is
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheer \Cheer\, v. i.
     1. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually
        with up.
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              At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up. --A.
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     2. To be in any state or temper of mind. [Obs.]
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              How cheer'st thou, Jessica?           --Shak.
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     3. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
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              And even the ranks of Tusculum
              Could scare forbear to cheer.         --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a cry or shout of approval
      2: the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers
         added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room" [syn:
         cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshine] [ant:
      v 1: give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate,
           embolden] [ant: dishearten, put off]
      2: show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered
         the birthday boy"
      3: cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried
         to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the
         spelling bee" [syn: cheer, cheer up, jolly along,
         jolly up]
      4: become cheerful [syn: cheer, cheer up, chirk up] [ant:
         complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off]
      5: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The
         crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer,
         root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort,
         pep up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  286 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheer":
     abide by, accede, accept, acclaim, acclamation, acquiesce,
     acquiesce in, afford hope, agree, agree to, agree with, alleluia,
     animate, applaud, applause, assent, assure, augur well, bark,
     battle cry, bawl, bear up, beatification, beatitude, bellow,
     bewitchment, bid fair, big hand, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness,
     blitheness, blithesomeness, board, bolster, boost, brace, brace up,
     bread, bread and butter, brighten, brightness, brisk, brisken,
     buck up, buoy up, buoyancy, burst of applause, buy, call,
     caterwaul, cheer on, cheer up, cheerfulness, cheeriness,
     cheery vein, chirk up, chorus of cheers, clap, clap the hands,
     clapping, clapping of hands, cloud nine, comestibles, comfort,
     comply, condole with, consent, consolation, console, conviviality,
     creature comfort, cry, cry for joy, cuisine, daily bread,
     delectation, delight, disposition, drive on, ease, eatables, eclat,
     ecstasy, ecstatics, edibles, egg on, elate, elation, embolden,
     enchantment, encore, encourage, encouragement, enliven,
     eupeptic mien, exaltation, exhilarate, exhilaration, exuberance,
     fare, fast food, feast, felicity, festivity, food, food and drink,
     foodstuff, fortify, frame of mind, fresh up, freshen, freshen up,
     gaiety, geniality, give a cheer, give a hand, give a lift,
     give comfort, give hope, give the nod, gladden, gladness,
     gladsomeness, glee, goad on, good cheer, hail, hallelujah, halloo,
     hand, handclap, handclapping, happiness, hasten on,
     have good prospects, health food, hear it for, hearten, heartiness,
     heaven, hie on, high spirits, hold out hope, hold out promise,
     hold with, holler, hollo, hooray, hoot, hopefulness, hosanna,
     hound on, howl, hurrah, hurray, hurry on, huzzah, in toto, ingesta,
     inspire, inspire hope, inspirit, intoxication, invigorate, jollity,
     joviality, joy, joyance, joyfulness, junk food, justify hope,
     kitchen stuff, lift up, liven, make fair promise, meat, merriment,
     merrymaking, mirth, nerve, nod, nod assent, optimism, ovation,
     overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paean, paradise, perk up, pick up,
     plaudit, pleasantness, popularity, promise, provender, provision,
     put at ease, quicken, radiance, rah, raise expectations,
     raise hope, rallying cry, rapture, ravishment, reanimate, reassure,
     receive, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regale, reinvigorate,
     rejoice, rejoice the heart, relieve, renew, revelry, revive,
     revivify, roar, root, root for, root on, rosy expectation,
     round of applause, sanguine humor, sanguineness, scream, screech,
     set at ease, set up, seventh heaven, shout, shout hosanna, shriek,
     solace, speed on, spirit, spread, spur on, squall, squawk, squeal,
     steel, stimulate, strengthen, subscribe to, sunniness, sunshine,
     support, sustenance, sympathize with, table, take kindly to,
     thunder of applause, transport, tucker, unalloyed happiness,
     uplift, urge on, viands, victuals, vitalize, vittles, vivify,
     vote for, war cry, war whoop, warm, welcome, whip on, whoop,
     winsomeness, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yes,
     yield assent, yippee, yo-ho, yowl

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