Definition of “venerate” - English Dictionary

“venerate” in British English

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venerateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈven.ər.eɪt/ us /ˈven.ɚ.eɪt/ formal
veneration
noun [ U ] uk /ˌven.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌven.ɚˈeɪ.ʃən/

Gandhi became an object of widespread veneration because of his unceasing struggle for freedom and equality.

(Definition of “venerate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“venerate” in American English

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venerateverb [ T ]

us /ˈven·əˌreɪt/

to honor or have great respect for a person or thing:

The American writer Mark Twain has been venerated for almost a century.

(Definition of “venerate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)