cheer (v.) Old form(s): cheare , Cheared , cheer'd , cheere , cheeres
encourage, urge on, galvanize
3H6 I.iv.77[Queen to York, of Richard] that ... / Was wont to cheer his dad in mutinies
3H6 II.ii.78[Prince to King] cheer these noble lords
3H6 II.iv.9[Clifford to Richard, of York and Rutland] here's the heart that ... cheers these hands that slew thy sire and brother
H8 I.iv.41[Wolsey to Sands] Cheer your neighbours
MND IV.i.124[Theseus to Hippolyta, of his hounds] A cry more tuneable / Was never hallooed to nor cheered with horn
R3 I.iii.5[Grey to Queen Elizabeth, of King Edward] cheer his grace with quick and merry eyes
Sonn.15.6[] I perceive that men as plants increase, / Cheered and checked even by the selfsame sky
Ven.484[of the sun] when in his fresh array / He cheers the morn
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