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ven·er·ate

 (vĕn′ə-rāt′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venerator - someone who regards with deep respect or reverence
admirer - a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves
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My father worships him magnum Deum venerator, et ego as a great god, and, following veneror exemplo paths.
(6) This could be characterized as a system of 'delayed exchange' in the sense that the venerator brings the offering after the request has been fulfilled (Pankhurst 1994: 935).
279: << Tu fucatorum venerator esto colorum, nos veneratores et capaces simus sensum arcanorum.
In her fifth chapter on Robert de Montesquiou, the author reflects upon the constitution and function of the private library of this collector, aesthete and "'venerator' of livres de luxe" (140) who "read, wrote, and coveted books to satisfy his cravings for beautiful objects" (164).
performs a ritual cleansing of the word to redeem it as "venerable" and "venerate," finally addressing the goddess as "venerator." (21)
Your excellency needs to be either fifty years younger in age or fifty years older in reflection.] Dating the letter November 2, 1865, he signs himself, "Nem Admirador nem Respeitador" (Neither Admirer nor Venerator).
Conversely, McDonald is no venerator of the Jeffersonians, whom he describes in his memoir as privileged reactionaries, "swimming against the tide of history" and "determined to resist the emergence of the modern world." Nor does he march to the dissident beat of antistatist libertarianism, as his magisterial book The American Presidency: An Intellectual History (1994) attests.
An icon of Christ could bring its venerator into direct contact with the person of Christ.