venerate

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 venerate — index defer (yield in judgment), honor, regard (hold in esteem) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 venerate — 1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari to reverence, worship (see VENERATION (Cf. veneration)). Related: Venerated, venerating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 venerate — *revere, reverence, worship, adore Analogous words: esteem, respect, admire, regard (see under REGARD n): cherish, prize, treasure, value, *appreciate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 venerate — [v] revere admire, adore, apotheosize, appreciate, be in awe of, cherish, deify, esteem, exalt, hallow, hold in awe, honor, idolize, look up to*, love, put on a pedestal*, regard, respect, reverence, think highly of, treasure, value, worship;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 venerate — ► VERB ▪ regard with great respect. DERIVATIVES veneration noun venerator noun. ORIGIN Latin venerari adore, revere …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 venerate — [ven′ə rāt΄] vt. venerated, venerating [< L veneratus, pp. of venerari, to worship, reverence < venus (gen. veneris), love: see VENUS] to look upon with feelings of deep respect; regard as venerable; revere SYN. REVERE1 venerator n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 venerate — v. (D; tr.) to venerate for * * * [ venəreɪt] (D; tr.) to venerate for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 venerate — UK [ˈvenəreɪt] / US [ˈvenəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms venerate : present tense I/you/we/they venerate he/she/it venerates present participle venerating past tense venerated past participle venerated formal to respect or worship someone or …

    English dictionary

  • 10 venerate — verb Venerate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑saint …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 venerate — ven|e|rate [ˈvenəreıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of venerari, from venus love, desire ] to honour or respect someone or something because they are old, holy, or connected with the past ▪ a symbol of Arab… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 venerate —  , worship  Although in figurative senses the words are interchangeable, in religious contexts worship should apply only to God. Roman Catholics, for instance, worship God but venerate saints …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 13 venerate — [[t]ve̱nəreɪt[/t]] venerates, venerating, venerated VERB If you venerate someone or something, you value them or feel great respect for them. [FORMAL] [V n] My father venerated General Eisenhower. Syn: revere Derived words: venerated ADJ GRADED …

    English dictionary

  • 14 venerate — verb (T) formal to treat someone or something with great respect, especially because they are old or connected with the past: The Chinese venerate their ancestors. veneration noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 venerate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, from vener , venus love, charm more at win Date: circa 1623 1. to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference 2. to honor (as an icon or a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 venerate — venerator, n. /ven euh rayt /, v.t., venerated, venerating. to regard or treat with reverence; revere. [1615 25; < L veneratus, ptp. of venerari to solicit the goodwill of (a god), worship, revere, v. deriv. of vener , s. of venus, presumably in… …

    Universalium

  • 17 venerate — verb /ˈvɛnəreɪt/ a) To treat with great respect and deference. b) To revere or hold in awe. See Also: revere, venerable, veneration, venerative …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 venerate — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 venerate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revere, reverence, adore; see revere , love 1 , worship 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [VEN ur ate] revere, look up to, worship. Everyone venerated the local priest. SYN.: revere, look up to, respect …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 venerate — ven|er|ate [ venə,reıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to respect or worship someone or something ╾ ven|er|a|tion [ ,venə reıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English