Word of the Day: Revere/Reverence



re-vere / rəˈvir


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

All great thinkers are initially ridiculed – and eventually revered.

Robin Sharma, 1964-




rev-er-ence / ˈrev(ə)rəns



  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



  1. to regard or treat with great respect

Above all things, reverence yourself.

Pythagoras, c. 570-c. 495 BC