Synonyms of cheer in English:

cheer


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See UK English definition of cheer

See Spanish definition of ovación

noun

1‘she acknowledged the cheers of the onlookers’

SYNONYMS
hurrah, hurray, whoop, bravo, hoot, shout, shriek
hosanna, alleluia
acclaim, acclamation, shouting, clamour, applause, clapping, ovation
informal holler
rare laudation
archaic huzza
ANTONYMS

boo

2‘Christmas and New Year are a time of cheer’

SYNONYMS
happiness, joy, joyousness, cheerfulness, cheeriness, gladness, merriment, gaiety, hilarity, mirth, glee, blitheness, jubilation, exultation, euphoria, jollity, jolliness, high spirits, joviality, jocularity, conviviality, light-heartedness, buoyancy, optimism, hope, hopefulness
merrymaking, pleasure, enjoyment, rejoicing, revelry, festivity, frolics
informal living it up
British informal larking about
dated sport
ANTONYMS

sadness, doom and gloom

3‘the table was groaning with Christmas cheer’

SYNONYMS
fare, food, foodstuffs, eatables, provisions, rations, sustenance, meat
drink, beverages
informal eats, nibbles, nosh, grub, chow
British informal scoff, scran
North American informal chuck
archaic viands, victuals, vittles, commons
rare comestibles, provender, aliment, commissariat, viaticum

verb

1‘they'll all be at Lords to cheer their cricket team’

SYNONYMS
acclaim, hail, salute, praise, congratulate, toast, hurrah, hurray, applaud, clap, shout for, whistle
honour, glorify
express approval of, express admiration for, show one's appreciation of, put one's hands together for
informal root for, holler for, give someone a big hand, bring the house down
British informal big someone up, big something up
North American informal ballyhoo
archaic emblazon
rare laud, panegyrize
ANTONYMS

boo

2‘the bad weather did little to cheer me’

SYNONYMS
raise someone's spirits, brighten, buoy up, enliven, animate, elate, exhilarate, hearten, gladden, uplift, give a lift to, perk up, encourage, comfort, solace, console
informal buck up
rare inspirit
ANTONYMS

depress


Phrases

    cheer someone on

    ‘knots of spectators were there to cheer me on’


    SYNONYMS
    encourage, urge on, spur on, drive on, motivate, rally, inspire, fire, fire up
    give someone a lift, keep someone going, see someone through
    North American informal root for, light a fire under
    rare inspirit
    ANTONYMS

    discourage

    cheer someone up

    ‘I asked her out to lunch to cheer her up’


    SYNONYMS
    raise someone's spirits, make happier, make more cheerful, buoy up, perk up, enliven, animate, hearten, gladden, uplift, give a lift to, encourage
    comfort, solace, console
    informal buck up, pep up
    rare inspirit
    ANTONYMS

    depress

    cheer up

    ‘once I got inside the house I began to cheer up’


    SYNONYMS
    perk up, brighten, brighten up, become more cheerful, pick up, liven up, become livelier, rally, revive, bounce back, take heart, be heartened, take on a new lease of life
    informal buck up
    ANTONYMS

    feel depressed