1. A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love. See Synonyms at honor.
2. An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy.
3. Reverence Used as a form of address for certain members of the Christian clergy: Your Reverence.
tr.v. rev·er·enced, rev·er·enc·ing, rev·er·enc·es
To consider or treat with profound awe and respect; venerate: "There was nobody whom she reverenced as she reverenced him" (Virginia Woolf).
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