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Definition of reverence:

  1. A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
  2. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
  3. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
  4. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
  5. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.


idolize, bow, veneration, adore, idolatry, glorification, fearfulness, revere, idolise, contempt, obeisance, fear, prostration, genuflection, concern, hatred, awe, love, care, like, scoffing, praise, sacred, venerate, fright, dread, hero-worship, ridicule.

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