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.
And seemed to venerate the sacred shade.
I do not know a man more to be venerated for uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius.
Sir W. Scott.
Syn. -- To reverence; revere; adore; respect.
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