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English noun: reverence

1. reverence (feeling) a feeling of profound respect for someone or something


SamplesThe fear of God.
The Chinese reverence for the dead.
The French treat food with gentle reverence.
His respect for the law bordered on veneration.


Synonymsawe, fear, veneration


Broader (hypernym)emotion

2. reverence (cognition) a reverent mental attitude


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude


Antonymsirreverence

3. reverence (act) an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)bow, bowing, curtsey, curtsy, obeisance


English verb: reverence

1. reverence (emotion) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of


SamplesFear God as your father.
We venerate genius.


Synonymsfear, revere, venerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)esteem, prise, prize, respect, value


Narrower (hyponym)enshrine, saint, worship









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