Definition of venerate in English:

venerate

Line breaks: ven¦er|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛnəreɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
Regard with great respect; revere: Philip of Beverley was venerated as a saint
More example sentences
  • And everyone knows also that Sinn Féin, to the extent that it is separate from the IRA, not merely respects but venerates the military wing.
  • Creation's magnificence leads us to such foundational religious concepts as respecting the stranger, venerating God, and so on.
  • Big corporations tend to treat venerated logos with deep respect.
Synonyms
revere, reverence, respect, worship, adulate, hallow, deify, idolize, hold sacred, exalt, honour, esteem, look up to, think highly of, pay homage to, pay tribute to; adore, praise, extol, aggrandize, lionize, hold in awe, stand in awe of, marvel at, value
informal put on a pedestal
rare magnify, laud
revered, respected, esteemed, honoured; hallowed, holy, sacred

Origin

early 17th century (earlier ( Middle English) as veneration): from Latin venerat- 'adored, revered', from the verb venerari.

Derivatives

venerator

noun
More example sentences
  • John Paul clearly thinks the reconsideration went too far, and his fellow venerators of Mary agree.
  • The Holy Icons were being destroyed, and their venerators were being severely persecuted.
  • Che's venerators, of course, occupy nearly the whole Island of Cuba and most of Latin America.

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