from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference. See Synonyms at revere1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To treat with great respect and deference.
- v. To revere or hold in awe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To regard with respect and reverence; treat as hallowed; revere; reverence.
- Synonyms Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
Latin venerārī, venerāt-, to venerate, from venus, vener-, love, desire; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin venerātus, perfect passive participle of veneror (worship, reverence). (Wiktionary)