What does the word venerate mean?

Usage examples for venerate

  1. Hear me, Neal, and venerate my words as if they proceeded from the lips of a prophet. – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  2. We may love her, hearken to her, venerate her, but we feel ourselves, perhaps without daring to avow it, superior to her. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier