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venerate

ven·er·ate

venerate

 
 
pronunciation:
ve n reIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: venerated, venerates, venerating
definition: to treat or regard with great respect, honor, or reverence.
She taught her children to venerate their grandfather, who had been an inventor as well as a distinguished scientist.
synonyms:
admire, hallow, revere, reverence
similar words:
adore, bless, consecrate, esteem, exalt, fear, honor, idolize, respect, worship
derivation: venerator (n.)