- 1[intransitive, transitive] to shout loudly, to show support or praise for someone, or to give them encouragement We all cheered as the team came on to the field. Cheering crowds greeted their arrival. cheer somebody The crowd cheered the President as he drove slowly by. Thesaurusshoutyell cry scream cheer bellow raise your voiceThese words all mean to say something in a very loud voice.shout to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly and often angrily to someone:Stop shouting and listen! “Run!” he shouted.yell to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, afraid, or in pain:She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall.cry (somewhat formal or literary) to shout loudly, especially because you are upset, afraid, excited, or very happy:She ran over to the window and cried for help.scream to shout something in a loud high voice because you are afraid, angry, or excited:He screamed at me to stop.cheer (especially of a crowd of people) to shout loudly to show support or praise for someone, or to give them encouragement:We all cheered as the team came onto the field.bellow to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry:My father bellowed at me from across the room.raise your voice to speak loudly to someone, especially because you are angry:She never once raised her voice to us.Patterns to shout/yell/cry/raise your voice to somebody to shout/yell/scream/bellow at somebody to shout/yell/cry out/scream/bellow in pain/anguish/rage, etc. to shout/cry out/scream for joy/excitement/delight, etc. to shout/yell/cry out/scream with excitement/triumph, etc. to shout/yell/scream/bellow at somebody to do something to shout/yell/scream insults to shout/yell/cry/scream for help opposite boo
- 2[transitive] cheer somebody [usually passive] to give hope, comfort, or encouragement to someone She was cheered by the news from home.
- noun [uncountable] He came on stage amid clapping and cheering.
- adjective The results of the test were very cheering. Phrasal Verbscheer somebodyoncheer up
NAmE//tʃɪr//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cheer
he / she / it cheers
past simple cheered
-ing form cheering