revere

verb
re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce revere (audio) \
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 How to pronounce Revere (audio) \

Definition of Revere (Entry 3 of 4)

Paul 1735–1818 American patriot and silversmith

Revere

geographical name
Re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce Revere (audio) \

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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Eventually, a fifth person arrives on the scene: Nancy Reinstein, a white employee of Gerry’s in her 20s who professes to revere Lamont and hip-hop generally, played by Izzie Steele with an artful blend of gee-whiz demeanor and a gimlet eye. BostonGlobe.com, "THE PURISTS," 13 Sep. 2019 French’s eloquent defenses of the liberal order have been laid over a mainstream conservative rhetoric that, now deployed by more temperamentally combative conservatives, threatens the values that French claims to revere. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Right Wing’s Cultural Civil War Is a Drag," 9 Sep. 2019 His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal makeup. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Honor Photographer Peter Lindbergh on Instagram," 4 Sep. 2019 The Brazilian is revered as the greatest goalscorer of all time after netting 757 in official competition for Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil during a 21-year career. SI.com, "Cristiano Ronaldo Admits He Could Retire as Early as Next Year...Or Play Until He's 41," 21 Aug. 2019 The educational ethos of 19th century Britain, which is still palpable in some private schools and ancient universities, aimed to revere both the classical tradition and the Christian one in equal measure. The Economist, "Boris Johnson’s confusing and contradictory religious history," 27 July 2019 Senator Kennedy was revered by Democrats as a hero. Fox News, "Women who know Kavanaugh rush to his defense," 18 Sep. 2018 Not far from him is a vitrine holding a masterwork of Filippo Negroli, a 16th-century Milanese master craftsmen who seems to have been something like the JAR of the Italian armor world: innovative, often imitated, revered. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Louis Vuitton's New High Jewelry Collection Was Inspired by Medieval Heroines," 27 Aug. 2019 Historians think this is unlikely, since Rajneesh, revered by his followers, was mostly filmed driving one of his Rolls-Royces, speaking to his disciples while sitting in a white high-back chair in a huge lecture hall or appearing in court. oregonlive.com, "Guardhouse from ‘Wild Wild Country’ commune for sale at $8,000," 10 Aug. 2019

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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

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

revere

verb
re·​vere | \ ri-ˈvir How to pronounce revere (audio) \
revered; revering

Kids Definition of revere

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

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