See also: Revere, révéré, and révère

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Etymology edit

From French révérer, ultimately from Latin revereor, from re- +‎ vereor (to fear).

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  • IPA(key): /ɹə.viːɹ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

Verb edit

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.
    a highly revered musician
  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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Etymology 1 edit

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.
    • p. 1154, “AD 1137”, in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (MS. Laud Misc. 636, continuation), Peterborough, folio 89, verso; republished at Oxford: Digital Bodleian, 2018 February 8:
      Gif tƿa men oþer ·iii· coman ridend to an tun · al þe tunſcipe flugæn foꝛ heom. ƿenden ð hi ƿæron ræuereſ.
      If two or three men came riding into a town, the whole town ran away from them, concluding that they were robbers.
  2. A reaver or looter.
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  • English: reaver
  • Scots: refar (obsolete)
  • Yola: rivery
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  1. Alternative form of ryver