Word of the Day: Revere/Reverence

Revere

 

re-vere / rəˈvir

verb

  1. to have great respect for; to hold in high regard

All great thinkers are initially ridiculed – and eventually revered.

Robin Sharma, 1964-

 

 

Reverence

rev-er-ence / ˈrev(ə)rəns

 

noun

  1. honor and respect for something

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

 

  1. an outward gesture of respect

Whoever gives reverence receives reverence.

Rumi, 1207-1273

 

  1. the state of being held in high esteem

Reverence is fatal to literature.

  1. M. Forster, 1879-1970

verb

 

  1. to regard or treat with great respect

Above all things, reverence yourself.

Pythagoras, c. 570-c. 495 BC