American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.
- n. Variant of revers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To regard with deepest respect and awe; venerate; reverence; hold in great honor or high esteem.
- Synonyms Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.
- n. A Middle English form of river.
- v. transitive To regard someone or something with great awe or devotion.
- v. transitive To venerate someone or something as an idol.
- n. a revers
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation.
- n. American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
- v. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
- n. a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
- v. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
- From Latin re- + verērī, present infinitive of vereor ("to fear"). (Wiktionary)
- French révérer, from Old French reverer, from Latin reverērī : re-, re- + verērī, to respect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In his current column at Politico, the oh-so-funny Mike Allen asks: Do reporters 'revere' Senator Clinton?”
“Zwelethini urged the government to "revere" King Shaka Day and not to "dilute" the day with celebrations commemorating "other heroes".”
“So even if I were inclined to reveal the names of anyone who writes under the name of "revere" (and "the reveres" have made a decision about this which I will abide by), it wouldn't mean anything of substance.”
“The person who taps the keys here over the signature "revere" (or sometimes "Revere"; it's at most one at a time) is not Paul Revere.”
“Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.”
“Addressing troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said that Britain should once again "revere" service personnel and announced a £58 million increase in payments for those on front line.”
“[Holland's article received a furious rebuttal -- More crappy flu journalism, this time Alternet -- from a blogger named "revere" at Effect Measure with which I strongly concur.”
“Indeed, my larger point remains: while this playwright may "revere" intellectuals, he likes to punish them, too ” a perhaps unconscious artistic choice that suggests to me that his reverence is tempered by what I have called a "romantic" elevation of the heart over the head.”
“Trust ecstatic arousal more than sedated relaxation; pay more attention to irrationality than over-rationality; cultivate circular thought over linear causality; prioritize whole feelings as opposed to fragmented thoughts; seek jazzy syncopation rather than monotonous metronome-like, tick-tock-clock rhythms; become improvisational rather than ritualistic; and revere wild experience over that which is tame.”
“These birthers all fit the same profile: uneducated whites that revere the likes of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.”
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