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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.