revere

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See also: Revere, révéré, and révère

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From French révérer, from Latin re- + verērī, present infinitive of vereor (to fear).

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revere (third-person singular simple present reveres, present participle revering, simple past and past participle revered)

  1. (transitive) To regard someone or something with great awe or devotion.
  2. (transitive, also religion) To honour in a form lesser than worship, e.g. a saint, or an idol

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revere (plural reveres)

  1. a revers

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From Old English rēafere; equivalent to reven +‎ -er.

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revere (plural reveres)

  1. A robber or burglar; one who steals or thieves.
  2. A reaver or looter.

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