venerate

[ven-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), venerated, venerating.
to regard or treat with reverence; revere.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin venerātus, past participle of venerārī to solicit the goodwill of (a god), worship, revere, verbal derivative of vener-, stem of venus, presumably in its original sense “desire”; see Venus)

venerator, noun
unvenerated, adjective
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venerate (ˈvɛnəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to hold in deep respect; revere
2.  to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc
 
[C17: from Latin venerārī, from venus love]
 
'venerator
 
n

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venerate
1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari "to reverence, worship" (see veneration). Related: Venerated, venerating.
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Example sentences
And when fans search the past, they look to venerate artists who were once pariahs.
We venerate those willing to shake up the status quo.
Obey and venerate the old people, particularly your parents.
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