As nouns the difference between reverence and referent
is that reverence
is reverence (deep respect) while referent
is referee (person who gives a reference).
Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.
An act of showing respect, such as a bow.
The state of being revered.
* Francis Bacon
- Make twenty reverences upon receiving about twopence.
A form of address for some members of the clergy.
- When discords, and quarrels, and factions, are carried openly and audaciously, it is a sign the reverence of government is lost.
That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
- your reverence
- I am forced to lay my reverence by.
To show reverence.
(semantics) The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes.
That which is referenced.
* absent referent