1. [syn: reverence, fear, revere, venerate]
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.
And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. --Dryden.
I do not know a man more to be venerated for
uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius. --Sir W.
Syn: To reverence; revere; adore; respect.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider
hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your
father"; "We venerate genius" [syn: reverence, fear,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "venerate":
accord respect to, admire, adore, apotheosize, appreciate,
defer to, deify, do homage to, do service, entertain respect for,
esteem, exalt, favor, hallow, hero-worship, hold in esteem,
hold in reverence, honor, idolize, look up to, pay homage to,
prize, regard, respect, revere, reverence, think highly of,
think much of, think well of, value, worship