re·​vered ri-ˈvird How to pronounce revered (audio)
: 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

Examples of revered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At one time, Mendelssohn was one of Europe’s most revered composers, not only for his own unique and dazzling music, but also for his efforts in reviving the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star, 19 Apr. 2024 These artists have left a unique mark on the country music scene, bringing their talents to some of the most revered stages in Nashville and abroad. Kimberly Bryant, Essence, 29 Mar. 2024 The OpenAI board is attempting to close the door on a tumultuous chapter that saw its revered CEO Sam Altman fired, exalted and then reinstated as CEO in a chaotic four-day span. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2024 My husband’s parents had invited a revered pastor—or moksanim, in Korean—to participate in our wedding. Julia Cho, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2024 But the show of force also disrupts a revered idyll. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 Like his famous wife, Guest is also a revered writer/director in his own right with quite the cult following. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2024 Dean DeBlois, who co-wrote and directed the original and revered trilogy, is steering the new feature, returning as writer, director and producer. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Mar. 2024 Not only is this revered, iconic pillar of American greatness badly hobbled amidst safety crises, but now its senior executive ranks have been hollowed out, with the board urgently searching for a leadership reset amidst a lack of obvious successors. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revered was in 1661

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“Revered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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