When you treat your your hero with great respect and view him as someone who can do no wrong, this is an example of a situation where you venerate your hero.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of veneratefrom Classical Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, to worship, reverence from venus (gen. veneris), love: see Venus
transitive verbven·er·at·ed, ven·er·at·ing, ven·er·ates
Origin of venerateLatin venerārī venerāt- to venerate from venus vener- love, desire ; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present venerates, present participle venerating, simple past and past participle venerated)
From Latin venerÄtus, perfect passive participle of veneror (worship, reverence).