Definition of revere
- revere the aged
- revere tradition
The family reveres old traditions.
in some cultures people revere their ancestors, even leaving food offerings for them
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First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
: to have great respect for (someone or something) : to show devotion and honor to (someone or something)
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