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revere (v.)

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

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Definitions of revere from WordNet
1
revere (v.)
love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol;
Synonyms: idolize / idolise / worship / hero-worship
revere (v.)
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of;
Synonyms: reverence / fear / venerate
2
revere (n.)
a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side;
Synonyms: revers
3
Revere (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);
Synonyms: Paul Revere
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