To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders. And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. (Dryden) I do not know a man more to be venerated for uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius. (Sir W. Scott)
Synonym: To reverence, revere, adore, respect.
Origin: L. Veneratus, p. P. Of venerari to venerate; akin to Venus Venus, Skr. Van to like, to wish, and E. Winsome. See Winsome.