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[ri-veer] /rɪˈvɪər/
verb (used with object), revered, revering.
to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate:
The child revered her mother.
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
reverence, honor, adore. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for revered


(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


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 revered



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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Encyclopedia Article for revered


city, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, U.S. It lies along Massachusetts Bay just northeast of Boston. First known as Rumney Marsh, it was settled in 1626 and was part of Boston from 1632 until 1739, when it became part of Chelsea. During the American Revolution, the British schooner Diana, seeking food supplies, was destroyed in the locality by Chelsea patriots led by Israel Putnam at the so-called Battle of Chelsea Creek (May 27, 1775). Separately incorporated as the town of North Chelsea in 1846, it was renamed in 1871 to honour Paul Revere.

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