Word to the Wise: revere

revere (verb) – respect or admire deeply

revered (adjective) – respected deeply

reverence (noun) – deep respect

revereMark Fischer


“At least one third of the population  reveres every sort of holy man” (Rudyard Kipling).

The journalist is revered by his readers who drink in his every word.

The pupils revered their teacher so much, that they were cross when a replacement came to teach them while she was taking maternity leave.

The Grateful Dead were revered to the extent that their fans travelled with them to every concert.

The guest of honour is treated with great reverence at the dinner. When he spoke, you could hear a pin drop.

The painter is held in great reverence, and his best work is displayed in the entrance hall of the museum.

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