revere - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/rɪˈvɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrevere
he/she/itreveres
present participlerevering
past tenserevered
past participlerevered
  1. to have a lot of respect and admiration for someone or something

    a colleague he once revered but ultimately came to despise

derived word

revered

adjective

the country’s most revered universities, Oxford and Cambridge