Definition of Cheer up

1. Verb. Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful. "The good news will cheer up her"; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"

Exact synonyms: Cheer, Jolly Along, Jolly Up
Causes: Cheer, Chirk Up
Specialized synonyms: Amuse
Derivative terms: Cheer



2. Verb. Become cheerful.
Exact synonyms: Cheer, Chirk Up
Specialized synonyms: Exuberate, Exult, Jubilate, Rejoice, Triumph, Buoy Up, Lighten, Lighten Up
Generic synonyms: Joy, Rejoice
Derivative terms: Cheer
Antonyms: Complain

Definition of Cheer up

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to become happy ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to make someone happy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheer Up

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cheekless
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cheeks
cheeky
cheeky monkey
cheep
cheeped
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cheepers
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cheer up (current term)
cheere
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cheerer
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cheerers
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Literary usage of Cheer up

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"348 cheer up, MY MATES (Sitting and drinking in the chair made out of the relics of ... CHEER up, my mates, the wind does fairly blow; Clap on more sail, ..."

2. Tupper's Complete Poetical Works by Martin Farquhar Tupper (1851)
"cheer up. FOR MUSIC. NEVER go gloomily, man with a mind! Hope is a better companion than fear, Providence, ever benignant and kind, Gives with a smile what ..."

3. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"838 ; cock-a-hoop. cheering, inspiriting, exhilarating ; cardiac-al ; pleasing &c. 829 ; palmy. Int. never say die ! come ! cheer up ! hurrah ! &c. ..."

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