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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Early beer barons began brewing here before Milwaukee became a city and before Wisconsin earned its statehood, and now are revered in the city’s lore. Mike Pramik, USA TODAY, "Milwaukee breweries from classic to craft," 6 June 2018 Nationally known and revered in liberal circles, Abrahamson served as chief justice from 1996 to 2015. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Justice Shirley Abrahamson is undergoing medical tests and been participating in Wisconsin cases only by phone," 19 Apr. 2018 While they are revered by most in the Lower 48, many Alaskans look upon eagles with amused tolerance. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Some words on birds and their impact on Alaska and the rest of the world," 24 June 2018 Park is the daughter of a deeply divisive dictator, Park Chung-hee, who is revered by supporters as a hero who spearheaded South Korea’s rapid economic rise in the 1960-70s. Time, "Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Has Been Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison," 6 Apr. 2018 The vibrant dark red cherries found at most stores are Bing cherries, which are revered for their antioxidant properties. NBC News, "8 summer superfoods to eat after a tough workout," 11 July 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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