- Enter a word for the dictionary definition.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Venerate \Ven"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Venerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Venerating.] [L. veneratus, p. p. of venerari to venerate; akin to Venus Venus, Skr. van to like, to wish, and E. winsome. See Winsome.] To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders. [1913 Webster] And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] I do not know a man more to be venerated for uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Syn: To reverence; revere; adore; respect. [1913 Webster]