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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Samarra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a city rich with medieval artifacts from the Sunni Abbasid reign and the final resting place of two of Shiite Islam’s revered imams. Washington Post, "Public enemy or savior? An Iraqi city could reveal the true Moqtada al-Sadr," 4 July 2018 Several employees are either revered in Japan or have personal relationships with Ohtani, such as ex-Fighters trainer Seiichiro Nakagaki. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres could be favorite to sign Shohei Ohtani," 4 Dec. 2017 China’s sprawling fashion capital, Shanghai, has long been revered for its idiosyncratic sense of style—a mix of Eastern and Western influences historically chalked up to the influx of Hollywood films during the ’20s. Vogue, "25 Ways to Gucci: Shanghai’s Style Remix," 6 July 2018 But Aaron revered his grandfather, a quiet, unflappable man who served in World War II. New York Times, "The Wounds of the Drone Warrior," 13 June 2018 His father also revered several authors, and introduced his son to celebrated 1920s, ’30s and ’40s writers such as H.L. Mencken, Jim Tully, James M. Cain, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ring Lardner and Dashiell Hammett. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "James D. Dilts, author and historian who wrote about railroads, architecture and preservation, dies," 12 May 2018 His record, though perfect in the wins and losses sense, may not be quite as revered as others. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "UConn Professor Chronicles Rocky Marciano's Rise Set Against Boxing's Murky Underworld," 12 July 2018 Take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, revered as the place of Jesus' crucifixion and burial and one of the pavilion's five case studies. Colleen Barry, Fox News, "Real-world debates permeate Venice Biennale on architecture," 25 May 2018 East Jerusalem houses major shrines revered by Muslims, Christians and Jews. Washington Post, "Palestinians killed in protest near Gaza-Israeli border," 8 June 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

: 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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