Synonyms of cheer in English:

cheer


See definition of cheer

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 larking about, living it up

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 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

    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