revere


1re·vere

transitive verb \ri-ˈvir\

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

re·veredre·ver·ing

Full Definition of REVERE

:  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>.

2revere

noun

Definition of REVERE

:  revers

Origin of REVERE

by alteration
First Known Use: 1899

Re·vere

biographical name \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of REVERE

Paul 1735–1818 Am. patriot & silversmith

Re·vere

geographical name \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of REVERE

city E Massachusetts NE of Boston pop 47,283

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