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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Heck it is revered by record store workers across the globe. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "Top 7 underrated artists, albums and songs from the My Vinyl Countdown collection," 14 Sep. 2019 The people of Iceland learned to co-exist with, and eventually revere, their frozen neighbors in the Land of Fire and Ice. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Rice anthropologists say goodbye to Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change," 21 Aug. 2019 He was revered for his skill and enjoyed the single best season of his whole illustrious career as Barcelona completed a La Liga and European Cup double in the 1991/92 campaign. SI.com, "Johan Cruyff: The Creator of the Barcelona Dream Team's All-Time Best XI," 9 Aug. 2019 He is revered by Boston baseball fans as a Curse-buster, an invaluable contributor to the Sox eradicating their 86-year championship drought by winning the 2004 World Series. Bob Hohler, BostonGlobe.com, "Long before the shooting, Big Papi had brushes with people who ‘want something from me’," 20 July 2019 Chicago loves a winner, and he’ll be revered forever. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "It’s only a week, but the Cubs’ strong start to the 2nd half alleviates some tension — for now," 17 July 2019 Liberty is a living flame to be fed, not dead ashes to be revered, even in a Bicentennial Year. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump’s “Inoffensive” War on Reality," 5 July 2019 Coloradans now revere Carr as one of our finest statesmen, for good reason. Ian Silverii, The Denver Post, "Silverii: These detention centers should never have been allowed on U.S. soil," 28 June 2019 He is widely revered by teammates and coaches and is, by all accounts, a leader in many ways. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley embraces leadership spotlight," 28 Mar. 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

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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