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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheer  \Cheer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cheered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {cheering}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  rejoice;  to  gladden;  to  make  cheerful;  -- 
  often  with  up  --Cowpe. 
 
  2.  To  infuse  life,  courage,  animation,  or  hope,  into  to 
  inspirit;  to  solace  or  comfort. 
 
  The  proud  he  tamed,  the  penitent  he  cheered. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  salute  or  applaud  with  cheers;  to  urge  on  by  cheers; 
  as  to  cheer  hounds  in  a  chase. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheering 
  adj  1:  providing  freedom  from  worry  [syn:  {comforting},  {satisfying}] 
  2:  bringing  cheer  or  gladness;  "cheering  news" 
  n  :  encouragement  in  the  form  of  cheers  from  spectators;  "it's 
  all  over  but  the  shouting"  [syn:  {shouting}] 




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