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)

: revers

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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Synonyms for revere

Synonyms: Verb

adore, deify, glorify, reverence, venerate, worship

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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

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Also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, THC was feared and revered for its ability to get users high. Jenni Avins, Quartz, "The CBD boom in 15 charts," 20 June 2019 His religious knowledge and keen insight into the complexities of lived religion are revered by traditional Muslims worldwide. Asma Uddin, Teen Vogue, "An Excerpt From ‘When Islam is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom’," 26 May 2019 Thompson and Richardson, long revered for their grace, coaching aptitude and resolute leadership within the black coaching community, shattered the ceiling. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Diversity dwindling among NCAA basketball coaches," 30 Mar. 2018 Stephenson’s program notes say the piece contains references to jazz, a tip of the hat to a music Vernon long has revered. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO bass trombone Charles Vernon preps a world premiere," 3 June 2019 The truth is that Republicans were following the law that Democrats claim to revere, and the furor is a last-ditch attempt to turn the Supreme Court their way in an important case. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Census Target: John Roberts," 2 June 2019 Romero’s canonization is particularly significant for the people of El Salvador, many of whom revere him politically and spiritually, especially as an icon of the religious left. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice and the newest Catholic saint, explained," 15 Oct. 2018 Griezmann kissed the trophy, knowing his generation will be revered in the same way Zidane, Petit, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram and Fabien Barthez remain renowned from Calais to Cannes. Ronald Blum, Fox News, "Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too," 15 July 2018 Cézanne’s fate has been to be revered more than enjoyed. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "The Lurchingly Uneven Portraits of Paul Cézanne," 21 Feb. 2011

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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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revere

verb

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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