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English definition of “venerate”

venerate

verb [T]     /ˈven.ər.eɪt/ US  /-ɚ.eɪt/ formal
to honour or very much respect a person or thing: Robert Burns is Scotland's most venerated poet.Showing respect and admiration veneration     /ˌven.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ɚˈeɪ-/ noun [U] Gandhi became an object of widespread veneration because of his unceasing struggle for freedom and equality.Showing respect and admiration
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