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revere

verb re·vere \ ri-ˈvir \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of revere

revered; revering
transitive verb
: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

Recent Examples of revere from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of revere

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 1ware

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

Definition of revere

Origin and Etymology of revere

by alteration


Revere

biographical name Re·vere \ ri-ˈvir \

Definition of Revere

Paul 1735–1818 American patriot and silversmith

Revere

geographical name Re·vere \ ri-ˈvir \

Definition of Revere

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

revere

verb

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

verb re·vere \ ri-ˈvir \

Definition of revere for Students

revered; revering
:to have great respect for
  • The town reveres him as a hero.


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