Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of river.
  • To regard with deepest respect and awe; venerate; reverence; hold in great honor or high esteem.
  • Synonyms Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation.

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  • verb transitive To regard someone or something with great awe or devotion.
  • verb transitive To venerate someone or something as an idol.
  • noun a revers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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)
  • verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
  • noun a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
  • verb love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

Etymologies

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From Latin re- + verērī, present infinitive of vereor ("to fear").

Examples

  • In his current column at Politico, the oh-so-funny Mike Allen asks: Do reporters 'revere' Senator Clinton?

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  • In his current column at Politico, the oh-so-funny Mike Allen asks: Do reporters 'revere' Senator Clinton?

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  • Zwelethini urged the government to "revere" King Shaka Day and not to "dilute" the day with celebrations commemorating "other heroes".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.

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  • Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.

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  • Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.

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  • Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.

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  • Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.

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  • The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. Psalm 102:15.

    March 10, 2011

  • Why would they fear the name?

    It's not as though it's a scary name, like Azathoth or something. Although I can see how the ALLCAPS would have intimidated bronze-age herdsmen.

    March 10, 2011

  • That's sexist yarb. To be inclusive we should refer to them as herdsmen and herdschicks.

    March 10, 2011

  • I thought it was herdshos.

    March 10, 2011