- to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate: The child revered her mother.
Origin of revere1
Synonyms for revere
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- (tr) to be in awe of and respect deeply; venerate
Word Origin for revere
C17: from Latin reverēri, from re- + verērī to fear, be in awe of
- Paul . 1735–1818, American patriot and silversmith, best known for his night ride on April 18, 1775, to warn the Massachusetts colonists of the coming of the British troops
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1660s, from French révérer, from Latin revereri "revere, fear" (see reverence (n.), which also was the earlier form of the verb). Related: Revered; revering.
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