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revere

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verb re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of revere

revered

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revering

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to show devoted deferential honor to :  regard as worthy of great honor revere the aged revere tradition

Examples of revere in a sentence

  1. The family reveres old traditions.

  2. in some cultures people revere their ancestors, even leaving food offerings for them

Origin and Etymology of revere

Latin revereri, from re- + vereri to fear, respect — more at wary


First Known Use: 1615

Synonym Discussion of revere

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

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revere

noun re·vere

Definition of revere

  1. :  revers

Origin and Etymology of revere

by alteration


First Known Use: 1899


Revere

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biographical name Re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of Revere

  1. Paul 1735–1818 American patriot and silversmith


Revere

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geographical name Re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of Revere

  1. city in eastern Massachusetts on an inlet of the Atlantic just north of the northeasternmost part of Boston population 51,755


REVERE Defined for English Language Learners

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revere

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verb re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of revere for English Language Learners

  • : to have great respect for (someone or something) : to show devotion and honor to (someone or something)


REVERE Defined for Kids

revere

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verb re·vere \ri-ˈvir\

Definition of revere for Students

revered

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revering

  1. :  to have great respect for The town reveres him as a hero.



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