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Definition of "veneration" []

  • The act of venerating. (noun)
  • Profound respect or reverence: "The veneration of man has been misdirected” ( Lucretia Mott). See Synonyms at honor. (noun)
  • The condition or status of one who is venerated. (noun)
  • A feeling or expression of awe or reverence (noun)

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.

  • The act of venerating or the state of being venerated (noun)

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Use "veneration" in a sentence
  • "In Italy, the word "veneration" comes from Venus, goddess of fertility, called in Italian, Venere."
  • "'Ah, far more than my congratulations, my esteem, my veneration is yours, dear and generous Eugenia! true daughter of my mother! and proudest recompence of my father!'"
  • "I'm not Catholic anymore, but I believe the distancing from relic veneration is unfortunate."