revere

verb
re·​vere | \ri-ˈvir \
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 \

Definition of Revere (Entry 3 of 4)

Paul 1735–1818 American patriot and silversmith

Revere

geographical name
Re·​vere | \ri-ˈvir \

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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San Antonio: James reveres Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but living in Texas doesn't seem appealing to the star's family and the Spurs are still trying to figure out what to do with Leonard, who can become a free agent after next season. CBS News, "LeBron James arrives in L.A. hours before he becomes a free agent," 30 June 2018 Tamils living in Colombo — many who had formerly revered her as a cadre — turned away. Longreads, "A Chance to Rewrite History: The Women Fighters of the Tamil Tigers," 22 May 2018 He was revered inside the team and not well-known outside it. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: More, uh, motivation as Dolphins RBs, WRs, rated 31st," 12 July 2018 Even before the late writer and broadcaster became a celebrity to the general public, professional cooks revered him for the book, which depicted the hard-working, hard-partying life of the kitchen in all its trash-talking, prank-playing glory. Lisa Abend, Time, "‘We Were All in Awe of Him.’ World-Renowned Chefs Told Us Their Favorite Memories of Anthony Bourdain," 8 June 2018 Decades from now, in his golden years, Mr. Schultz can revere himself not as a man who sold overpriced coffee, but one who his contemporaries said should be leader of the nation, dammit. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Starbucks Chief Won’t Stay Hot," 5 June 2018 His mother, Violet, positively—not to say creepily—reveres him. Tony Adler, Chicago Reader, "Raven Theatre can’t deliver on Suddenly Last Summer’s mythic, monstrous potential," 16 May 2018 The Navajo tribe reveres horses, which have become the iconic symbols of the American West and are deeply entrenched in the Navajo people's beliefs and traditions. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "191 horses dropped dead beside dry pond as Arizona suffers drought," 6 May 2018 Athletes of color such as Otis Davis, Don Coleman, Kyree King, Latin Berry, Jasmine Todd, English Gardner, Raevyn Rogers, Deajah Stevens, Phyllis Francis and Alaysha Johnson are revered by the Hayward faithful. OregonLive.com, "Comment about opponents of Hayward reconstruction is unfair: Oregon track & field rundown," 29 Apr. 2018

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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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revere

verb

English Language Learners Definition of revere

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

revere

verb
re·​vere | \ri-ˈvir \
revered; revering

Kids Definition of revere

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

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