verb (used with object), re·vered, re·ver·ing.

  1. to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate: The child revered her mother.


  1. (tr) to be in awe of and respect deeply; venerate


  1. Paul . 1735–1818, American patriot and silversmith, best known for his night ride on April 18, 1775, to warn the Massachusetts colonists of the coming of the British troops

1660s, from French révérer, from Latin revereri “revere, fear” (see reverence (n.), which also was the earlier form of the verb). Related: Revered; revering.

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