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revere

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verb re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Simple Definition of revere

  • : to have great respect for (someone or something) : to show devotion and honor to (someone or something)

Full Definition of revere

re·veredre·ver·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to show devoted deferential honor to :  regard as worthy of great honor <revere the aged> <revere tradition>

Examples of revere

  1. The family reveres old traditions.

  2. <in some cultures people revere their ancestors, even leaving food offerings for them>



Origin of revere

Latin revereri, from re- + vereri to fear, respect — more at wary


First Known Use: 1615

Synonym Discussion of revere

revere, reverence, venerate, worship, adore mean to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully. revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling <a professor revered by her students>. reverence presupposes an intrinsic merit and inviolability in the one honored and a similar depth of feeling in the one honoring <reverenced the academy's code of honor>. venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age <heroes still venerated>. worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony <worships their memory>. adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment <we adored our doctor>.

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revere

noun re·vere

Definition of revere

  1. :  revers



Origin of revere

by alteration


First Known Use: 1899


Revere

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biographical name Re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of Revere

  1. Paul 1735–1818 Am. patriot & silversmith




Revere

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geographical name Re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of Revere

  1. city E Massachusetts NE of Boston pop 51,755





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