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
It is deeply moving to feel part of something so venerable and venerated.
The lotus is venerated because of its exceptional purity.
But the venerated address was not universally admired at the time.
Some of the ceramists who make the ritual teapots and tea bowls there are
  venerated as living treasures.
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