cheerlead

[ cheer-leed ]
/ ˈtʃɪərˌlid /

verb (used with object), cheer·led, cheer·lead·ing.

to act as cheerleader for.
to encourage by or as if by cheerleading.

verb (used without object), cheer·led, cheer·lead·ing.

to act as cheerleader.

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Origin of cheerlead

by back formation from cheerleader or cheerleading
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