A city of eastern Massachusetts, a mainly residential suburb of Boston on Massachusetts Bay. Population: 46,800.
Revere, Paul 1735-1818.
American silversmith, engraver, and Revolutionary hero. On April 18, 1775, he made his famous ride, celebrated in a poem by Longfellow, to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
tr.v.re·vered, re·ver·ing, re·veres
To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.
[French r?v?rer, from Old French reverer, from Latin reverr : re-, re- + verr, to respect; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: revere1, worship, venerate, adore, idolize These verbs mean to regard with the deepest respect, deference, and esteem. Revere suggests awe coupled with profound honor: At least one third of the population ... reveres every sort of holy man (Rudyard Kipling). Worship implies reverent love and homage rendered to God or a god: The ancient Egyptians worshiped a number of gods. In a more general sense worship connotes an often uncritical devotion: She had worshiped intellect (Charles Kingsley). Venerate connotes reverence accorded by virtue, especially of dignity or age: I venerate the memory of my grandfather (Horace Walpole). To adore is to worship with deep, often rapturous love: The students adored their caring teacher. Idolize implies worship like that accorded an object of religious devotion: He idolizes his wife.