verb (used with object), ven·er·at·ed, ven·er·at·ing.

  1. to regard or treat with reverence; revere.

verb (tr)

  1. to hold in deep respect; revere
  2. to honour in recognition of qualities of holiness, excellence, wisdom, etc

1620s, from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari “to reverence, worship” (see veneration). Related: Venerated; venerating.

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