Embolden vs Cheer - What's the difference?

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Embolden is a related term of cheer.

As a verb embolden

is to render (someone) bolder or more courageous.

As a noun cheer is

land, country, state, territory, shore.




(en verb)
  • To render (someone) bolder or more courageous.
  • To encourage, inspire, or motivate.
  • (typography) To format text in boldface.
  • * 2004 : Jason Whittaker, The Cyberspace Handbook , p216
  • The tags

    indicate paragraphs breaks, and we have included some basic text formatting: for emphasis (typically italics), for underline and to embolden text.


    * (typography) boldface





  • (obsolete) The face.
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  • *:And soo on the morne they were alle accorded that they shold departe eueryche from other / And on the morne they departed with wepynge chere / and euery kny?t took the way that hym lyked best
  • *, I.50:
  • *:Heraclitus taking pitie and compassion of the very same condition of ours, was continually seene with a sad, mournfull, and heavie cheere , and with teares trickling downe his blubbered eyes.
  • (obsolete) One's expression or countenance.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , V.7:
  • *:‘thorough evill rest of this last night, / Or ill apayd or much dismayd ye be; / That by your change of cheare is easie for to see.’
  • (archaic) One's attitude, mood.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) VI:
  • *:And anon he talked with them, and sayde unto them: be of good chere , it is I, be not afrayed.
  • *Holinshed
  • *:The parentsfled away with heavy cheer .
  • (uncountable) A cheerful attitude; gaiety; mirth.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I have not that alacrity of spirit, / Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.
  • That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment.
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  • A cry expressing joy, approval or support such as "hurray".
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  • * (1809-1892)
  • *:Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street.
  • A chant made in support of a team at a sports event.
  • Synonyms

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  • To gladden; to make cheerful; often with up .
  • We were cheered by the offer of a cup of tea.
  • To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
  • * Dryden
  • The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered .
  • (ambitransitive) To applaud or encourage with cheers or shouts.
  • The crowd cheered in support of the athletes.
    The crowd cheered the athletes.

    Derived terms

    * cheerful * cheer on * cheers * cheer up * cheery * in good cheer * wotcher