reverence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reverence

(noun) a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
Synonyms : awe , fear , veneration
Example Sentence
  • the fear of God
  • the Chinese reverence for the dead
  • the French treat food with gentle reverence
  • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

(noun) a reverent mental attitude
(noun) an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
(verb) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
Synonyms : fear , revere , venerate
Example Sentence
  • Fear God as your father
  • We venerate genius

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reverence

When somebody shows you a reference in your exam, you show great gratitude,respect and love towards him.
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