revere

revere, reverence, venerate, worship, adore can all mean to regard with profound respect and honor. All imply a recognition of the exalted character of what is so respected and honored, but they can differ in regard to their objects and to the feelings and acts which they connote. Their differences in implication extend to their corresponding nouns, reverence (for both verbs revere and reverence), veneration, worship, and adoration.
One reveres with tenderness and deference not only persons or institutions entitled to respect and honor but also their accomplishments or attributes or things associated with or symbolic of such persons or institutions
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that makes her loved at home, revered abroad— Burns

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revered for the wisdom of his counsels and the nobility of his character— Collier

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islands and cities which he revered as the cradle of civilization— Buchan

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towards Johnson ... his [Boswell's] feeling was not sycophancy, which is the lowest, but reverence, which is the highest of human feelings— Carlyle

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One reverences things more often than persons, especially things (as laws and customs) which have an intrinsic claim to respect or are commonly regarded as inviolable
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we reverence tradition, but we will not be fettered by it— Inge

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sincerity and simplicity! if I could only say how I reverence them— Benson

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pledged to reverence the name of God— Steck

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One venerates persons as well as things that are regarded as holy, sacred, or sacrosanct because of character, associations, or age
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venerate saints and heroes

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for Socrates he had an almost religious venerationNicholls

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In a narrow sense one worships only a divine being, God, a god, or a thing deified, when one pays homage by word or ceremonial
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churches are buildings in which God is worshiped

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pagans worship idols, the sun, and the stars

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In wider use worship implies a kind of veneration that involves the offering of homage or the attribution of an especially exalted character, whether the object is a divine being or not
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there is a difference between admiring a poet and worshiping at a shrine— Repplier

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in his calm, unexcited way, he worships success— Rose Macaulay)}

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Adore (see also ADORE 2) is often used for worship in application to divinity; worship, however, usually suggests the group approach, and adore the personal approach, to deity. Adore therefore commonly implies love and the performance of individual acts of worship that express unquestioning love and honor (as by obeisance, prostration, and prayer)
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[the devil] said to him: all these will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore me—Mr 4:9

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quiet as a nun breathless with adorationWordsworth

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In more general application adore implies an extremely great and usually unquestioning love
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his staff adored him, his men worshiped him— White

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Analogous words: esteem, respect, regard, admire (see under REGARD n): cherish, prize, value, treasure, *appreciate
Antonyms: flout

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  • Revere — may refer to:In people: *Anne Revere, U.S. film actress of the 1940s *Lawrence Revere, U.S. author and professional gambler *Paul Revere, U.S. Revolutionary War militia leader *Paul Revere Braniff, an airline entrepreneurIn places: *Revere Beach …   Wikipedia

  • Revere — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anne Revere (1903–1990), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Giuseppe Revere (1812–1889), italienischer Schriftsteller und Politiker Paul Revere (Freiheitskämpfer) (1735–1818), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Revere — Revere, MO U.S. town in Missouri Population (2000): 121 Housing Units (2000): 59 Land area (2000): 0.186796 sq. miles (0.483800 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.186796 sq. miles (0.483800 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Revere — Administration Pays  Italie Région …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Revere, MA — U.S. city in Massachusetts Population (2000): 47283 Housing Units (2000): 20181 Land area (2000): 5.914679 sq. miles (15.318947 sq. km) Water area (2000): 4.110965 sq. miles (10.647351 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.025644 sq. miles (25.966298 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Revere, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 100 Housing Units (2000): 44 Land area (2000): 0.574732 sq. miles (1.488550 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.574732 sq. miles (1.488550 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Revere, MO — U.S. town in Missouri Population (2000): 121 Housing Units (2000): 59 Land area (2000): 0.186796 sq. miles (0.483800 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.186796 sq. miles (0.483800 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • révéré — révéré, ée [ʀeveʀe] adj. ⇒ Révérer …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Revere —   [rɪ vɪə], Paul, amerikanischer Patriot, getauft Boston (Massachusetts) 1. 1. 1735, ✝ ebenda 10. 5. 1818; bedeutender Silberschmied; nahm an der revolutionären Agitation und auch an der »Boston Tea Party« (1773) teil. Durch seinen Kurierritt vom …   Universal-Lexikon

  • révéré — révéré, ée (ré vé ré, rée) part. passé de révérer. Traité avec révérence. •   Je ne suis point, mon frère, un docteur révéré, MOL. Tart. I, 6. •   Son autorité révérée autant par le mérite de sa personne que par la majesté de son sceptre, BOSSUET …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Revere — Revere, Paul (1735 1818) an American ↑folk hero who rode at night on the 18th April 1775 to the town of Concord in Massachusetts, in order to warn the people there that the British soldiers were coming. The next day the American Revolutionary War …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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