The priest, a big promoter of interfaith dialogue in Syria, was cheered upon his arrival in Raqqa.
The crowd that accumulated to watch the squabble reportedly applauded and cheered as Bieber fled the scene.
People on the streets of Havana cheered and celebrated the return of fighters from the Sierra Maestra.
America cheered the topple of Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring.
William and Kate applauded and cheered enthusiastically as she passed them in the main arena.
They cheered her, and the interpreter did not check them, but cheered too.
As they passed, they cheered me, each one; they waved their hats and hands!
He would gravely explain that it cheered the fellows up, you know.
This assurance, though it was of no actual use, cheered O'Farrelly.
And again I was grateful to Hilderman for his timely tact, for it cheered the old man immensely, and helped me a little, too.
c.1200, "the face," especially as expressing emotion, from Anglo-French chere "the face," Old French chiere "face, countenance, look, expression," from Late Latin cara "face" (source of Spanish cara), possibly from Greek kara "head," from PIE root *ker- "head" (see horn (n.)). From mid-13c. as "frame of mind, state of feeling, spirit; mood, humor."
By late 14c. the meaning had extended metaphorically to "mood, mental condition," as reflected in the face. This could be in a good or bad sense ("The feend ... beguiled her with treacherye, and brought her into a dreerye cheere," "Merline," c.1500), but a positive sense (probably short for good cheer) has predominated since c.1400. Meaning "shout of encouragement" first recorded 1720, perhaps nautical slang (cf. earlier verbal sense, "to encourage by words or deeds," early 15c.). The antique English greeting what cheer (mid-15c.) was picked up by Algonquian Indians of southern New England from the Puritans and spread in Indian languages as far as Canada.
late 14c., "to cheer up, humor, console;" c.1400 as "entertain with food or drink," from cheer (n.). Related: Cheered; cheering. Sense of "to encourage by words or deeds" is early 15c. Which had focused to "salute with shouts of applause" by late 18c. Cheer up (intransitive) first attested 1670s.