Definition of revere verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

revere

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they revere
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪr//
 
he / she / it reveres
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪrz//
 
past simple revered
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪrd//
 
past participle revered
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪrd//
 
-ing form revering
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] revere somebody (as something) (formal) to feel great respect or admiration for somebody/something synonym idolize Her name is revered in Spain. He is now revered as a national hero. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French révérer or Latin revereri, from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri ‘to fear’.
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