Revere

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Deep AdmirationPlay
Use 'revere' when the respect is profound and goes beyond normal admiration. SlideShe reveres her grandmother for her wisdom and kindness.
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Not Always PositivePlay
'Revere' can be used in contexts where someone is respected to a fault, almost blindly. SlideHe reveres the celebrity to the point of ignoring their flaws.
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Cultural ContextPlay
Understanding the culture can clarify why certain figures are revered. SlideNelson Mandela is revered in South Africa for his fight against apartheid.