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.
adj : feeling or manifesting veneration [syn: respectful, reverential]