fear

Noun
  1. An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) (synset 107534492)
  2. An anxious feeling (synset 107539768)
    "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  3. A feeling of profound respect for someone or something (synset 107536278)
    "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"
Verb
  1. Be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event (synset 201784548)
    "I fear she might get aggressive"
  2. Be afraid or scared of;
    Be frightened of (synset 201784021)
    "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
  3. Be sorry;
    Used to introduce an unpleasant statement (synset 201784387)
    "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
  4. Be uneasy or apprehensive about (synset 201784253)
    "I fear the results of the final exams"
  5. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence;
    Consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of (synset 201782485)
    "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"

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