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Examples of venerate in a Sentence
a writer venerated by generations of admirers
She is venerated as a saint.
Recent Examples of venerate from the Web
Long-venerated as a trading powerhouse, Goldman Sachs has struggled to regain its foothold there since the financial crisis.
Medieval warriors venerated the animal in frenetic rituals, hoping to take on its fearsome power; male bears were said to kidnap and rape young women.
In recent years, Pyongyang, which venerates its state founder Kim Il Sung as a deity, has detained and convicted a number of Christians who have traveled to the country for attempting to undermine the state.
But most striking of all, the United Kingdom that Ulster Protestants venerate has disappeared.
The religious roots of Hungary trace back to Stephen I, who in 1000 AD founded the Kingdom of Hungary and later was venerated as its patron saint.
Coming together, caring for your people, venerating your past and roots, and nourishing yourself are vital to this movement.
The Erebus and Terror were launched in an era that venerated the romantic ideal of the rugged explorer, and most of the stories people still remember from that time are stories of grandiose heroism.
The trend also includes motivating workers with Soviet-style slogans venerating the pleasures of work.
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What's the Difference Between venerate, revere, and reverence?
Venerate, revere, reverence, worship, and adore all mean to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully. Venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age. Revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling ("a professor revered by students"). Reverence presupposes an intrinsic merit and inviolability in the one honored and a similar depth of feeling in the one honoring ("she reverenced the academy's code of honor"). Worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony ("he worships their memory"). Adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment ("we adored our doctor"). Venerate, incidentally, traces back to the Latin verb venerari, from vener-, meaning "love" or "charm."
Origin and Etymology of venerate
Synonym Discussion of venerate
- a professor revered by her students
- reverenced the academy's code of honor
- heroes still venerated
- worships their memory
- we adored our doctor
VENERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of venerate for English Language Learners
: to feel or show deep respect for (someone or something that is considered great, holy, etc.)
VENERATE Defined for Kids
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