revered

adjective
re·​vered | \ ri-ˈvird How to pronounce revered (audio) \

Definition of revered

: regarded with reverence : regarded as worthy of great honor and respect … Vince Carter, a member of the U. S. basketball team and still a state hero after having been a star on the University of North Carolina's revered hoops team.— Erin Whalen Here are some of their greatest monasteries and the remains of their most revered saints.— Janine Di Giovanni … because [Doina] Melinte was the 1984 Olympic gold medalist at 800 meters, she remains one of Romania's most revered citizens.— Merrell Noden

First Known Use of revered

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Revered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revered. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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