revere (verb) – respect or admire deeply
revered (adjective) – respected deeply
reverence (noun) – deep respect
“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.