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Word of the Day
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Definitions for venerate

  1. 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. Miranda Vickers, Between Serb and Albanian
They venerated the gods of fire and water. Paul Theroux, Hotel Honolulu
Origin of venerate
Venerate comes from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, "to revere, to respect, to worship," from venus, vener-, "charm, loveliness."