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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


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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