Synonyms & Antonyms of revere

to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power
  • in some cultures people revere their ancestors, even leaving food offerings for them

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How does the verb revere differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of revere are adore, reverence, venerate, and worship. While all these words mean "to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully," revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling.

a professor revered by her students

In what contexts can adore take the place of revere?

While the synonyms adore and revere are close in meaning, adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment.

we adored our doctor

When can reverence be used instead of revere?

The meanings of reverence and revere largely overlap; however, 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

When could venerate be used to replace revere?

The words venerate and revere are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age.

heroes still venerated

When would worship be a good substitute for revere?

The synonyms worship and revere are sometimes interchangeable, but worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony.

worships their memory

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The first known use of revere was in 1615

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“Revere.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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