Definition of venerate in English:

venerate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Regard with great respect; revere.

    ‘Mother Teresa is venerated as a saint’
    • ‘A Ladahki monk who had been venerating the statue picked his way past the ladies as if through a patch of thistles.’
    • ‘Big corporations tend to treat venerated logos with deep respect.’
    • ‘The all-rounder held him to be his most talented student; in turn Duleep venerated him.’
    • ‘Broadway is a strange beast: a Medea that kills its young while venerating the venerable.’
    • ‘Of all the saints venerated by the French in the nineteenth century, Mary was the most prominent.’
    • ‘Poland is the only country in Europe outside France herself where Napoleon is still venerated as a hero.’
    • ‘They worship and venerate their own, but turn on players of the other side.’
    • ‘She has been one of the most venerated saints of the modern era.’
    • ‘So, who were those multitudes venerating the relics of St Therese in Ireland last month?’
    • ‘Saint Susanna has been venerated primarily in Rome, where she has a church dedicated to her.’
    • ‘And everyone knows also that Sinn Féin, to the extent that it is separate from the IRA, not merely respects but venerates the military wing.’
    • ‘Paintings on each column bordering the central nave depict saints who were venerated in medieval times.’
    • ‘His body was later taken to Whitby abbey, where he was venerated as a saint.’
    • ‘Today, pilgrims travel to Sergiyev Posad to venerate the saint's relics, and 300 seminarians study theology there.’
    • ‘While venerating an iron milepost we were persuaded by a couple of local ladies to try the pub.’
    • ‘In effect, her job was simply to be Dawn Fraser, be inspiring to all those young Olympians who had grown up venerating her name.’
    • ‘Hinduism asserts that all ways of belief are equally valid, and Hindus readily venerate the saints, and the sacred objects, of other faiths.’
    • ‘I think about that as I watch hordes of people venerating the body of John Paul.’
    • ‘It is in your nature to be worshipped and venerated by those around you.’
    • ‘Creation's magnificence leads us to such foundational religious concepts as respecting the stranger, venerating God, and so on.’
    revered, respected, esteemed, honoured
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Origin

Early 17th century (earlier ( Middle English) as veneration): from Latin venerat- ‘adored, revered’, from the verb venerari.

Pronunciation

venerate

/ˈvɛnəˌreɪt//ˈvenəˌrāt/