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

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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 Many of the people who had daily interactions with Helton on campus and in the locker room still revere him as a mentor and a father figure to his players. Greg Beacham, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021 Americans revere their Constitution — and rightly so. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 17 Sep. 2021 Teammates and coaches who have been around Sinclair clearly revere her. Kyle Pinnell For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2021 The exclusive festival has launched the careers of prominent filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh, who revel in the adoration of crowds who revere directors as stars. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 Both Israelis and Palestinians revere the holy sites within Jerusalem’s Old City walls and claim Jerusalem as their capital. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 Vespa owners study and revere his numerous how-to-work-on-your-Vespa Youtube videos. George Petras, USA Today, 2 July 2021 Gun rights advocates revere the 2008 Supreme Court decision and Antonin Scalia, who wrote the opinion. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, 7 May 2021 The exclusive festival has launched the careers of prominent filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh, who revel in the adoration of crowds who revere directors as stars. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 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, 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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“Revere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revere. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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 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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