Let's cheer/root for both teams.
Do both cheer and root work in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.
Sorry for using the wrong word! I mean in the base sentence.
You could see in every dictionary that cheer and root are synonyms.
cheer (n) = shout of approval, encouragement, or congratulation.
cheer (v) = to salute or acclaim with cheers, applaud
There are the following synonyms: applaud, cheer, root
These verbs mean to express approval or encouragement audibly.
We cheered when the home team scored.
We are rooting for the underdog in the tennis championship.
If I were you, I would said, wit context and without context the both words are complete interchangeable.
In addition you may have yet some synonyms: acclaim, applaud, brighten, clap, console, elate, encourage, hail, hearten, incite, uplift, warm.
Last edited by vil; 18-Oct-2007 at 08:55.
Thanks, my dear friends, for your help.
I get it now.