a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
give encouragement to
the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"