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 for venerate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Venerate \Ven"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Venerated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Venerating.] [L. veneratus, p. p. of venerari to
     venerate; akin to Venus Venus, Skr. van to like, to wish, and
     E. winsome. See Winsome.]
     To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled
     respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate
     parents and elders.
     [1913 Webster]
           And seemed to venerate the sacred shade. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
           I do not know a man more to be venerated for
           uprightness of heart and loftiness of genius. --Sir W.
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     Syn: To reverence; revere; adore; respect.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: 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,
           revere, venerate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "venerate":
     accord respect to, admire, adore, apotheosize, appreciate,
     defer to, deify, do homage to, do service, entertain respect for,
     esteem, exalt, favor, hallow, hero-worship, hold in esteem,
     hold in reverence, honor, idolize, look up to, pay homage to,
     prize, regard, respect, revere, reverence, think highly of,
     think much of, think well of, value, worship

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