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Definitions of reverence

  1. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To regard with respect and affection mingled with awe or fear; to bow to with great respect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To regard with reverence: to venerate or honor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To regard with reverence; venerate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To revere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To regard with reverence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To regard with fear mingled with respect and affection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a profound fear inspired by a deity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Deep respect mingled with awe and affection; a low bow to show respect; a title given to the clergy; with his your. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Respectful awe; veneration; a respectful salutation; title of the clergy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. An act of respect; obeisance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A reverend person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Fear mingled with respect and esteem; veneration; an act of respect or obcisance; a title of the clergy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Fear mingled with respect and affection, as for a parent or one in authority; an act of obeisance; a title given in addressing a clergyman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for reverence

  1. I have no fault to find with anything she says, your reverence – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. I have sat beside him with more than ordinary reverence on such occasions. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
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