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venerate

Definition:

to regard with feelings of respect and reverence; to consider hallowed or exalted, or be in awe of

Class:

emotion verb (feeling)

Related to:

veneration | venerator

Past tense:

venerated

Present participle:

venerating

3rd-person singular present:

venerates

Type of:

respect » see » think » evaluate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

enshrine | worship

Usage example:

We venerate genius

Synonyms:

fear | revere | reverence

Etymology:

(earlier (Middle English) as veneration): from Latin venerat- "adored, revered",...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Veneration | veneration of saints

the act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness. Angels are shown similar veneration in many religions. Philologically, "to venerate" derives from the Latin verb, venerare, meaning to regard... (41 of 2350 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Veneration

Collins Dictionary:

venerate | revere [synonym, sense-specific] | venerator [noun, derived]

to hold in deep respect; revere | to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc (17 of 341 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/venerate

Merriam-Webster:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | adore [synonym, sense-specific] | deify [synonym, sense-specific] | glorify [synonym, sense-specific] | revere [synonym, sense-specific] | reverence [synonym, sense-specific] | worship [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference | to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion (23 of 138 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/venerate

Oxford Dictionary:

venerate | revere [synonym] | venerator [derived]

regard with great respect; revere (5 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/venerate

Cambridge Dictionary:

venerate [formal] | veneration [noun, derived]

to honour or very much respect a person or thing (10 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/venerate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

venerate [transitive, formal] | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present] | veneration [noun, uncountable, related]

to respect or worship someone or something (7 of 41 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/venerate

American Heritage Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present] | venerator [noun, related]

To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference. See Synonyms at revere1. (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/venerate

New World Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerator [noun, related]

to look upon with feelings of deep respect; regard as venerable; revere (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/venerate

Wiktionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To treat with great respect and deference. | [transitive] To revere or hold in awe. (15 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/venerate

Random House Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle]

to regard or treat with reverence; revere. (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/venerate

Britannica Encyclopedia:

utility and value [economics] | utility | value

in economics, the determination of the prices of goods and services. The modern industrial economy is characterized by a high degree of ... (22 of 986 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/620713​/utility-and-value

Columbia Encyclopedia:

prize

in maritime law, the private property of an enemy that a belligerent captures at sea. For the capture of the vessel or cargo to be lawful it must be ... (29 of 341 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0840190​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

to regard somebody with profound respect or reverence | to honor somebody or something as sacred or special (17 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733729​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

venerate

First use: early 17th century

Origin: (earlier (Middle English) as veneration): from Latin venerat- "adored, revered", from the verb venerari

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/venerate

American Heritage Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin venerārī, venerāt-, to venerate, from venus, vener-, love, desire; see wen- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/venerate

New World Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle]

Origin: Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, to worship, reverence from venus (generally veneris), love: see "Venus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/venerate

Merriam-Webster:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle]

First use: about 1623

Origin: Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, from vener-, venus love, charm

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/venerate

Online Etymology:

venerate

First use: 1620s

Origin: Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari "to reverence, worship".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=venerate

Wiktionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin venerātus, perfect passive participle of veneror (worship, reverence).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/venerate

Collins Dictionary:

venerate

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin venerārī, from venus love

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/venerate

Encarta Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin venerat-, past participle of venerari from vener-, stem of venus "love, desire"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733729​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venerate"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/venerate

Collins Dictionary:

venerate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venerate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/venerate

Cambridge Dictionary:

venerate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "venerate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "venerate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/venerate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

venerate [transitive, formal] | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "venerate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/venerate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

venerate [transitive, formal] | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "venerate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/venerate

the Free Dictionary:

venerate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "venerate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "venerate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "venerate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/venerate

Google Dictionary:

venerate | venerated [past tense] | venerating [present participle] | venerates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "venerate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

venerate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "venerate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=venera​05 word=venerate

YourDictionary Audio:

venerate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venerate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/venerate

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