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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of venerari, from venus 'love, desire'

venerate

verb
     
ven‧e‧rate [transitive] formal
to honour or respect someone or something because they are old, holy, or connected with the past:
a symbol of Arab courage, to be venerated for generations
venerate somebody as something
These children are venerated as holy beings.
veneration noun [uncountable]

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