1. cheering, shouting, encouragement

usage: encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's all over but the shouting"


1. cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden, encourage

usage: give encouragement to

2. cheer, applaud

usage: show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"

3. cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up

usage: cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"

4. cheer, cheer up, chirk up, rejoice, joy

usage: become cheerful

5. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up, encourage

usage: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"


1. comforting, cheering, satisfying, satisfactory (vs. unsatisfactory)

usage: providing freedom from worry

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