cheerlead

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cheer·lead

 (chîr′lēd′)
intr.v. cheer·led (-lĕd′), cheer·lead·ing, cheer·leads
1. To lead organized cheering, as at sports events.
2. To express or promote automatic or servile praise: We want someone not just to cheerlead but to help us revamp our organization.

[Back-formation from cheerleader.]

cheerlead

(ˈtʃɪərˌliːd)
vb (intr)
to lead a crowd in formal cheers at sports events

cheer•lead

(ˈtʃɪərˌlid)

v. -led, -lead•ing. v.t.
1. to stir and excite (spectators) through organized cheering.
v.i.
2. to act as cheerleader.
[1970–75, Amer.; back formation from cheerleader]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
exhort, pep up, root on, urge on, barrack, urge, inspire, cheer - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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We cheerleaded (or is it cheerled?) for the system that would put to bed whether the ball crossed the line, but now it's here our commentators seems to be the sniffiest about the technical advance.
For instance, I've noticed he often claims that he called for a $1/gallon "Patriot Tax" on gas on 9/12/01 when, in fact, he didn't call for one until more than two years later -- after both wars he had cheerled for were well under way.
There is yet to be a proper accounting for the disgraceful loss of journalistic integrity on both sides of the Atlantic that cheerled us into the Iraq War on a false prospectus.