Venerate Ven"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Venerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venerating}.] [L. veneratus, p. p. of venerari to venerate; akin to Venus Venus, Skr. van to like, to wish, and E. winsome. See {Winsome}.] To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders. [1913 Webster]

And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I do not know a man more to be venerated for uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reverence; revere; adore; respect. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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