verb (used with object), rev·er·enced, rev·er·enc·ing.
Origin of reverence
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Self-reverence is the antipode of self-conceit, of selfishness.The Soul of a People
Be watchful and diligent, and busy thyself in the practice of “self-knowledge, self-reverence, self-control.”My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
No force in the country helps the Italian to that "self-reverence" the lack of which Mrs. Barrett Browning discerned in him.Rome
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,These three alone lead life to sovereign power.Youth and Sex
Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, the man should find in himself and display to his wife.'I Believe' and other essays
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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.