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venerate

Synonyms and Antonyms of venerate

to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power
  • a proper setting in which to venerate God
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Synonym Discussion of venerate

revere, reverence, venerate, worship, adore mean to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully. revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling.
    • a professor revered by her students
reverence presupposes an intrinsic merit and inviolability in the one honored and a similar depth of feeling in the one honoring.
    • reverenced the academy's code of honor
venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age.
    • heroes still venerated
worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony.
    • worships their memory
adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment.
    • we adored our doctor


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