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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ven·er·ate /ˈvɛnəˌret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ven·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Venerated p. pr. & vb. n. Venerating.]  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.
 Syn: -- To reverence; revere; adore; respect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider
          hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your
          father"; "We venerate genius" [syn: reverence, fear,