revere (v.)

1660s, from French révérer, from Latin revereri "revere, fear," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vereri "stand in awe of, fear, respect," from PIE *wer-e-, suffixed form of root *wer- (3) "perceive, watch out for." Reverence was the earlier form of the verb. Related: Revered; revering.

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