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Middle English chere expression, mood from Old French chiere face from Late Latin cara from Greek kara head ker-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman chere, from Old French chiere, from Late Latin cara.
A cheer went up from the squad room.
Is there anything I could do to cheer you up?
The streets were lined with decorations that made the town full of holiday cheer.
The smile on Suzie's face could cheer anyone up.
The crowd began to cheer.
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