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tr.v. ven·er·at·ed, ven·er·at·ing, ven·er·ates
To regard with deep respect or reverence. See Synonyms at revere1.

[Latin venerārī, venerāt-, to venerate, from venus, vener-, love, desire; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

ven′er·a′tor n.
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Adj.1.venerating - feeling or manifesting veneration
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
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References in classic literature ?
And this blessed gift of venerating love has been given to too many humble craftsmen since the world began for us to feel any surprise that it should have existed in the soul of a Methodist carpenter half a century ago, while there was yet a lingering after-glow from the time when Wesley and his fellow-labourer fed on the hips and haws of the Cornwall hedges, after exhausting limbs and lungs in carrying a divine message to the poor.
The domestic, unpretending merits of a person never known do not often create that kind of fervent, venerating tenderness which would prompt a visit like yours.
Sir James Chettam was going to dine at the Grange to-day with another gentleman whom the girls had never seen, and about whom Dorothea felt some venerating expectation.
Douglas Badong said the church does not prohibit devotees from continuing their practice of venerating the Black Nazarene and jumping onto the carriage of the image.
The faithful venerating the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio.
Ushers allowed the elderly, particularly those in wheelchairs or walking with a cane, to go ahead of the line in venerating the vial of liquified blood, which is encased in a brass reliquary and protected by a glass case.