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Meaning of VENERATE

Pronunciation:  'venu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"

VENERATE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: fear, revere, reverence
 See Also: enshrine, esteem, prise, prize, respect, saint, value, worship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. --Dryden.

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

Syn: To reverence; revere; adore; respect.