venerate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈvɛnəreɪt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
venerate

Third-person singular
venerates

Past tense
venerated

Past participle
venerated

Present participle
venerating

  1. (transitive) To treat with great respect and deference.
    They wanted to venerate the spirit of the great man.
  2. (transitive) To revere or hold in high value, esteem, awe.
    He came to venerate the memory of the significant or holy event.
    The children were taught to venerate their parents and grandparents.

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Gallery[change]

Respect memory of a person
The priests bow with respect. They venerate the coffin of the pope during his funeral
"Alexander I venerates the mortal remains of Frederick the Great in the presence of King Frederick William III and Queen Louisa" by Franz Ludwig Catel in 1805
Value memory of an event
The shrine was built to venerate the end of the First World War
Value memory of people
The altar at home was a place to venerate the ancestors
This wooden figure from Papua New Guinea is used to venerate the ancestors during tribal ceremonies