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Noun: reverence  re-vu-run(t)s
  1. A feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence";
    - fear, awe, veneration
  2. A reverent mental attitude
  3. An act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
Verb: reverence  re-vu-run(t)s
  1. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed, exalted or be in awe of
    "reverence God as your father";
    - fear, revere, venerate

Derived forms: reverencing, reverenced, reverences

Type of: action, attitude, emotion, esteem, mental attitude, prize, respect, value

Antonym: irreverence

Encyclopedia: Reverence