Reverent or Reverend?

reverent = feeling or showing reverence; worshipful

  • Solon has/shows/feels great reverence for his professors.
  • The Bishop’s sermon was received in reverent silence.
  • He touched his music book reverently before he started the recital.

reverend = deserving to be treated with respect (because of age, character, etc.)
The Rev. (usually shortened in writing) used as a title of a clergyman

  • The Rev. Father Babu Chelappadan
  • The Very Rev. Scaria (Dean)
  • The Right Rev. Andrews Thazhath (Bishop)
  • The Most Rev. Dr. Mar Aprem Metropolitan (Arch Bishop)

Rev. Mother = Mother Superior of a convent

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