Friday, September 14, 2001
venerate transitive verb [VEN-uh-rayt] To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.
Definitions for venerate
- To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.
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Citations for venerate
They venerated the same saints, worshipped in the same churches, and respected a past of shared values.
They venerated the gods of fire and water.
Origin of venerate
Venerate comes from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, "to revere, to respect, to worship," from venus, vener-, "charm, loveliness."