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revere1

[ri-veer] /rɪˈvɪər/
verb (used with object), revered, revering.
1.
to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate:
The child revered her mother.
Origin of revere1
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin reverērī, equivalent to re- re- + verērī to stand in awe of, fear, feel reverence (akin to ware2)
Related forms
reverable, adjective
reverer, noun
unrevered, adjective
Synonyms
reverence, honor, adore.

revere2

[ri-veer] /rɪˈvɪər/
noun
1.

Revere

[ri-veer] /rɪˈvɪər/
noun
1.
Paul, 1735–1818, American silversmith and patriot, famous for his night horseback ride, April 18, 1775, to warn Massachusetts colonists of the coming of British troops.
2.
a city in E Massachusetts, on Massachusetts Bay, near Boston: seaside resort.
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  • To revere the king and render him a blind obedience was at all times a part of their religion.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
  • He is buried in my heart, not in the earth, and I shall love him and revere him always!

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He honoured me with his Friendship, and I revere his Memory.

  • From Warren's revere went home, got his "boots and surtout," and started.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • This thing has lasted, therefore it must be good; the longer it lasts the better it must be, let us revere it!

    The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for revere

revere

/rɪˈvɪə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to be in awe of and respect deeply; venerate
Derived Forms
reverable, adjective
reverer, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin reverēri, from re- + verērī to fear, be in awe of

Revere

/rɪˈvɪə/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for revere
v.

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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