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Noun: cheering  cheer-ing
  1. Encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators
    "it's all over but the cheering";
    - shouting
Adjective: cheering  cheer-ing
  1. Providing freedom from worry
    - comforting, satisfying
Verb: cheer  cheer
  1. Give encouragement to
    "If we do indulge in peace discussion, they tell us, we shall merely cheer the enemy";
    - hearten, recreate, embolden
  2. Show approval or good wishes by shouting
    "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
  3. Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
    "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee";
    - cheer up, jolly along [informal], jolly up [informal], buck up [informal], jolly [informal]
  4. Become cheerful
    - cheer up, buck up [informal], jolly [informal]
  5. Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers";
    - root on [N. Amer, informal], inspire, urge, barrack [Austral, NZ], urge on, exhort

Derived forms: cheerings

See also: satisfactory

Type of: applaud, encourage, encouragement, joy, rejoice

Antonym: plain [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Cheering

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