Definition of venerate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

venerate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they venerate
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪt//
 
he / she / it venerates
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪts//
 
past simple venerated
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle venerated
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form venerating
BrE BrE//ˈvenəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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venerate somebody/something (as something) (formal) to have and show a lot of respect for somebody/something, especially somebody/something that is considered to be holy or very important synonym revere The monk was subsequently venerated as a saint. a leader venerated by generations of revolutionaries Word Origin early 17th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as veneration): from Latin venerat- ‘adored, revered’, from the verb venerari.
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