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 for cheering
From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to
        inspirit; to solace or comfort.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.
                                                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers;
        as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cheering
      adj 1: providing freedom from worry [syn: comforting,
             cheering, satisfying]
      n 1: encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's
           all over but the shouting" [syn: cheering, shouting]

From 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
  
  

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