verb (used with object), rev·er·enced, rev·er·enc·ing.
- reverberatory furnace,
- revere, paul,
- reverend mother,
Origin of reverence
Examples from the Web for reverence
They included the officers who had turned their backs on the Jumbotron, but there now was only reverence in their ranks.
Labor Day is always a day that blends celebration with reverence.
Brewers and legal experts speak of him in hushed tones, with equal parts irritation and reverence.
Lincoln was just wrong to hope that “reverence for the laws” would become our “political religion.”
I get the reverence for tradition that defines a place like Ole Miss.
That child was as truly an object of reverence to us as any patient sufferer of mature age.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
Self-respect in man is ultimately based on reverence for the Divine.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
She looked at her almost adoringly, and at last touched the soft thick gray velvet of her drapery with reverence.Mre Girauds Little Daughter|Frances Hodgson Burnett
When Jack paused on his downward way, the priest coming up at once knelt on the steps to show his reverence.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
The execution of this act of reverence evinced long and careful training.Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow|Eliza R. Snow Smith
late 13c., from Old French reverence "respect, awe," from Latin reverentia "awe, respect," from revereri "to stand in awe of, respect, honor, fear, be afraid of; revere," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vereri "stand in awe of, fear," from PIE *wer- "to be or become aware of, perceive, watch out for" (cf. Old English wær "aware, cautious;" see wary).
late 14c., "treat with respect, honor; venerate, pay pious homage to; esteem, value; bow to (someone); do honor to," from reverence (n.). Related: Reverenced; reverencing.