- to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
Origin of venerate
Related Words for venerateidolize, cherish, hallow, exalt, esteem, treasure, love, deify, apotheosize, regard, appreciate, value, honor, admire, adore, reverence, respect, worship
Examples from the Web for venerate
Historical Examples of venerate
Why do we slight any word of Him whom we venerate and worship under the name of the Word?Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
They venerate the sun as Dharam Deota, but no offerings are made to him.
They venerate him as highly as they do the Prophet, and consider all other Musalmns to be unbelievers.The Faith of Islam
The man or the divinity we venerate at nineteen we instinctively bow to at forty.The Land We Live In
But I don't have to venerate him and fuss over him and listen to him.The Escape of Mr. Trimm
Irvin S. Cobb
- to hold in deep respect; revere
- to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc
Word Origin for venerate
1620s, from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari "to reverence, worship" (see veneration). Related: Venerated; venerating.