What is another word for venerate?

Pronunciation: [vˈɛnəɹˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Venerate is a verb that is often used to describe the act of holding someone or something in high esteem or showing reverence. There are several synonyms for venerate, including revere, worship, admire, respect, honour, and idolize. These words all convey a sense of admiration and respect for someone or something that is regarded as important or worthy of praise. Some other synonyms to consider might include praise, extol, laud, hallow, and exalt. Each of these words can be used to highlight the value and importance of a person, object, or idea, and they are often employed in religious or spiritual contexts.

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What are the hypernyms for Venerate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for venerate?

The term "venerate" refers to paying homage to someone, or showing great respect towards them. Its antonyms, on the other hand, refer to negative emotions or actions towards someone. The first antonym for venerate is "deride," meaning to ridicule or mock someone. The second antonym is "disrespect," meaning to show a lack of consideration or admiration towards someone. The third antonym is "scorn," meaning to express contempt or disdain towards someone. Lastly, "despise" is another antonym for venerate, which means to feel extreme hatred or dislike towards someone. All of these antonyms represent the opposite of venerate and depict a negative attitude towards someone.

Usage examples for Venerate

Have they read our utter weariness and contempt for forms that they venerate, and social distinctions that they worship?
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Associated by the very closest ties with a party not one of whose objects have my sympathies, I see myself separated by blood, birth, and station from all that I venerate and respect.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Even in our day, certain sects among the Japanese venerate this reptile as sacred.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Venerate

  • As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • The history of anarchism is a history of unparalleled defeat and martyrdom, yet anarchists venerate their victimized forebears with a morbid devotion which occasions suspicion that the anarchists, like everybody else, think that the only good anarchist is a dead one.In other words, given a choice between anarchism and anarchy, most anarchists would go for the anarchism ideology and subculture rather than take a dangerous leap into the unknown, into a world of stateless liberty.
    Bob Black
  • Even Voltaire's father could not make a lawyer out of a genius. To be a good lawyer, one must have a mind and a disposition to venerate the past; a respect for precedents; a belief in the wisdom and the sanctity of the dead. Voltaire had genius, imagination, feeling, and poetry, and these gifts always have been, and always will be, incompatible with the practice of law.
    Clarence Darrow
  • Pray go back and recollect one of the conclusions to which I sought to lead you in my very first lecture. You may remember how I there argued against the notion that the worth of a thing can be decided by its origin. Our spiritual judgment, I said, our opinion of the significance and value of a human event or condition, must be decided on empirical grounds exclusively. If the of the state of conversion are good, we ought to idealize and venerate it, even though it be a piece of natural psychology; if not, we ought to make short work of it, no matter what supernatural being may have infused it.
    William James
  • It is more reasonable to remove error from truth, than to venerate error because it is mix'd with truth.
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

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