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)

venerator, noun
unvenerated, adjective Unabridged
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venerate (ˈvɛnəˌreɪt)
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]

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1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari "to reverence, worship" (see veneration). Related: Venerated, venerating.
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