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Definition of venerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    venerate somebody/something (as something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they venerate
    he / she / it venerates
    past simple venerated
    -ing form venerating
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  1. 1to have and show a lot of respect for someone or something, especially someone or something that is considered to be holy or very important synonym revere
  2. 2 The monk was subsequently venerated as a saint. a leader venerated by generations of revolutionaries
noun [uncountable] The relics were objects of veneration.
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