To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference. See Synonyms at revere1.(verb-transitive)
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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."