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[ven-uh-reyt] /ˈvɛn əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), venerated, venerating.
to regard or treat with reverence; revere.
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)
Related forms
venerator, noun
unvenerated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for venerated
  • 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.
  • No wonder that this magazine is venerated around the world.
  • It seems a tall order to rework a venerated garden style now recognized and imitated worldwide.
  • Despite its unique prestige, it is a book more venerated than read.
  • In this way also the parish churches suffer: in that they are less venerated.
  • In previous wars, they were known, appreciated and venerated for their sacrifices.
  • One market is located in the plaza outside the basilica that bears her name and houses a venerated statue of the patron saint.
British Dictionary definitions for venerated


verb (transitive)
to hold in deep respect; revere
to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc
Derived Forms
venerator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin venerārī, from venus love
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Word Origin and History for venerated



1620s, from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari "to reverence, worship" (see veneration). Related: Venerated; venerating.

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