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venerate

[ ven-uh-reyt ]
/ 藞v蓻n 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ven路er路at路ed, ven路er路at路ing.
to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
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Origin of venerate

1615鈥25; <Latin vener膩tus, past participle of vener膩r墨 to solicit the goodwill of (a god), worship, revere, verbal derivative of vener-, stem of venus, presumably in its original sense 鈥渄esire鈥; see Venus)

OTHER WORDS FROM venerate

ven路er路a路tor, nounun路ven路er路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for venerate

venerate
/ (藞v蓻n蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to hold in deep respect; revere
to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc

Derived forms of venerate

venerator, noun

Word Origin for venerate

C17: from Latin vener膩r墨, from venus love
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