[syn: comforting, cheering, satisfying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cheer \Cheer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheered (ch[=e]rd); p. pr.
& vb. n. cheering.]
1. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; --
often with up. --Cowpe.
2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
inspirit; to solace or comfort.
The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
To cheer ship, to salute a passing ship by cheers of
sailors stationed in the rigging.
Syn: To gladden; encourage; inspirit; comfort; console;
enliven; refresh; exhilarate; animate; applaud.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: providing freedom from worry [syn: comforting,
n 1: encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's
all over but the shouting" [syn: cheering, shouting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheering":
animating, assuring, auspicious, bracing, bright with promise,
brisk, cheerful, cheery, comforting, condolatory, condolent,
condoling, consolatory, consoling, cordial, crisp, crispy,
encouraging, energizing, enlivening, exhilarating, favorable,
fresh, full of promise, glad, gladdening, heart-warming,
heartening, hospitable, inspiring, inspiriting, invigorating,
joyful, looking up, of good comfort, of promise, pregnant of good,
promising, propitious, reassuring, refreshful, refreshing,
regaling, relieving, rousing, stimulating, supportive, sympathetic,
tonic, zestful, zesty