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Definition of "venerate" []

  • To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference. See Synonyms at revere1. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold in deep respect; revere (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc (verb)

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Use "venerate" in a sentence
  • "All-Pure Mother of God, and in faith we hold in honour and venerate σαρξ) is the Greek word for "flesh"."
  • "Was Mitt Romney rejected by the same people that "venerate" Michelle Obama?"
  • "Of course Catholics say they don't do this - they simply "venerate" Mary and if this were so, then there is really little between Catholic and Protestant theologically, except on the middle-man status of the confessional."