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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But only Carver is revered by Haruki Murakami and other literary superstars; his grave in Port Angeles attracts fans from around the world. Jeff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Remembering the work of Thom Jones, who crafted acclaimed stories about Vietnam, drugs, death," 16 Oct. 2018 The Shroud of Turin, which has been revered by some Christians as the burial cloth of Jesus, could be a fake, according to a new forensic investigation. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are probably fake, experts say," 16 July 2018 For Trump, there has been no such tension with Churchill, who is revered by American conservatives for his stalwart leadership of Great Britain during World War II and his role in defeating the Nazis. Washington Post, "Trump attending dinner at birthplace of Winston Churchill," 12 July 2018 Though critical of the fickleness of U.S. immigration policy, Corchado also touches on the inconsistencies of Mexico - a nation where family is revered yet bigamy thrives, and where corruption thwarts investment. Jill Leovy, chicagotribune.com, "A personal perspective on Mexico's mass exodus to the United States," 2 July 2018 Knight had that kind of pull in these parts; plenty still revere him and always will. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "'The Last Days of Knight': How it all ended for IU coach," 5 Apr. 2018 In the migraine community, his book is both revered and looked at with skepticism — just take a look at the Amazon reviews. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 His game is respected by everyone, but he's not revered by anyone. 10. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "Kevin Durant Won't Leave the Warriors, But Maybe He Should," 8 June 2018 Asaram Bapu, who is revered by millions as a living saint, was charged in September 2013 for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl, prompting violent clashes between his supporters and police in several major cities. Manveena Suri, CNN, "Indian guru Asaram Bapu awaits verdict in rape trial amid tight security," 25 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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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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