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Definition 1: an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy) - [noun denoting act]

(reverence is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of reverence ) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

(... is a kind of reverence ) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women

Definition 2: a reverent mental attitude - [noun denoting cognition]

(reverence is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

Definition 3: a feeling of profound respect for someone or something - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where reverence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for reverence in the sense of this definition

(reverence is a kind of ...) any strong feeling

Definition 4: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where reverence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fear God as your father
  • We venerate genius

Synonyms for reverence in the sense of this definition

(reverence is a kind of ...) regard highly; think much of

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

(... is a kind of reverence ) hold sacred

(... is a kind of reverence ) show devotion to (a deity)

"Many Hindus worship Shiva"

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