Venerate Definition

vĕnə-rāt
venerated, venerates, venerating
verb
venerated, venerates, venerating
To look upon with feelings of deep respect; regard as venerable; revere.
Webster's New World
To venerate is to treat or regard someone with great respect.
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.
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To revere or hold in awe.

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Origin of Venerate

  • Latin venerārī venerāt- to venerate from venus vener- love, desire wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin venerātus, perfect passive participle of veneror (worship, reverence).

    From Wiktionary

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