Definition of revere in English:



  • Feel deep respect or admiration for (something)

    ‘Cézanne's still lifes were revered by his contemporaries’
    • ‘I adore, admire and revere their faith, their endurance, their agonizing love for God.’
    • ‘Now the tantric injunction to respect, honor and revere the body makes sense.’
    • ‘He reveres tradition and worships speed, riding hundreds of miles a week, logging at least 30 miles before work.’
    • ‘Here was a man who loved and revered God more than anyone I had ever known, either in person or in their writings.’
    • ‘This is because they worship and revere the jaguar as the Amazon's ultimate predator.’
    • ‘There great footballers are revered, and, crucially, are measured by the prizes they have won.’
    • ‘Since American pop culture reveres stardom, rappers often garner more attention and respect than they deserve.’
    • ‘It's rare to find a singer who reveres his fans almost as much as they worship him.’
    • ‘It is obvious to see why we revere literature of this sort; why we offer Nobel prizes to its creators, and form awestruck reading groups to pay it homage.’
    • ‘The people of Bastar revere their heroes and worship Mother Earth for her life sustaining bounty.’
    • ‘There is no better way to consider the significance of the Sun in astrology than to reflect upon its importance to a culture whose survival was dependent upon respecting and revering its power.’
    • ‘The Romans adulated and revered the god of conquest, Mars, son of Jupiter.’
    • ‘Survivals from the earliest centuries of Christianity were also revered among their treasures.’
    • ‘In the interests of good government it is essential that the monarch be revered, but not genuinely loved.’
    • ‘It is, therefore, obligatory on every Muslim to respect and revere these holy places.’
    • ‘We will always love you, and revere your amazing grace in that wonderful season.’
    • ‘If we could revere our planet with the same respect and love that we gave in the past to God, it would benefit us as well as Earth.’
    • ‘Hank loves and reveres the music, but has fun with it too.’
    • ‘Just as we are commanded to show respect for God's name, so also must we revere His teachings.’
    • ‘The point is, from an early age, children come to admire and revere superheroes, if not for what they stand for, then for what they can do.’
    respect, admire, think highly of, have a high opinion of, hold in high regard, esteem, hold in esteem, hold in high esteem, think much of, approve of, appreciate, cherish, value, set store by, set great store by, prize, treasure, look up to
    worship, pay homage to, venerate, reverence, adulate, hold in awe, idolize, put on a pedestal, lionize, hero-worship, honour, love
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Mid 17th century: from French révérer or Latin revereri, from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri to fear.