revere

verb
re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce revere (audio) \
revered; revering

Definition of revere

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

: to show devoted deferential honor to : regard as worthy of great honor revere the aged revere tradition

revere

noun

Definition of revere (Entry 2 of 4)

Revere

biographical name
Re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce Revere (audio) \

Definition of Revere (Entry 3 of 4)

Paul 1735–1818 American patriot and silversmith

Revere

geographical name
Re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce Revere (audio) \

Definition of Revere (Entry 4 of 4)

city in eastern Massachusetts on an inlet of the Atlantic just north of the northeasternmost part of Boston population 51,755

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Verb

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

Examples of revere in a Sentence

Verb The family reveres old traditions. in some cultures people revere their ancestors, even leaving food offerings for them
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Weaver served in the Air Force, and Wilson worked in the Defense Department, but all the founders revere military service. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, "Inside the Lincoln Project’s War Room," 5 Oct. 2020 Just like my cab driver, ordinary people had begun to revere him despite his steadfast loyalty to the system so many of them despised. Amir Ahmadi Arian, The New York Review of Books, "The Martyrdom of Soleimani in the Propaganda Art of Iran," 30 Sep. 2020 The players revere LePeilbet and have been behind her during this transition period. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Royals are buying in to interim coach Amy LePeilbet," 25 Sep. 2020 His fans still revere him as a kind of sorcerer who conjured up an endless feast of puzzles, games and riddles built on mathematical ideas that often turned on counterintuitive twists. Stephen Ornes, Scientific American, "When Scientific American Made M. C. Escher Famous," 18 Aug. 2020 Many Hindus revere the site as the spot where Lord Ram was born. Washington Post, "As a grand Hindu temple starts to rise, Modi is transforming India," 5 Aug. 2020 Gardeners and shoppers who revere them know that their season is worth the wait. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A timeless tomato tart recipe," 28 July 2020 The former Confederate general was also a longtime influential leader of the Freemasons, who revere Pike and who paid for the statue. Time, "D.C. Protesters Topple Statue of Confederate General and Set It on Fire," 20 June 2020 The former Confederate general was also a longtime influential leader of the Freemasons, who revere Pike and who paid for the statue. Fox News, "DC protesters pull down, burn statue of Confederate general," 20 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While Pollock is among the artists the Gutai revere, Steir takes their agenda a step further, leaving more space for the paint itself to surface. Kelsey Ables, Washington Post, "At the Hirshhorn, Pat Steir’s ‘waterfall’ paintings move you — literally," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of revere

Verb

1615, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revere

Verb

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French reverer, borrowed from Latin reverērī "to stand in awe of, treat with deference," from re- re- + verērī "to show reverence for, fear" — more at ware entry 2

Noun

by alteration

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The first known use of revere was in 1615

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17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Revere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revere. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for revere

revere

verb
How to pronounce Revere (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of revere

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

revere

verb
re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce revere (audio) \
revered; revering

Kids Definition of revere

: to have great respect for The town reveres him as a hero.

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