1. a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

the fear of God


the Chinese reverence for the dead


the French treat food with gentle reverence


his respect for the law bordered on veneration

Syn: ↑fear, ↑reverence, ↑awe
Derivationally related forms: ↑venerate, ↑reverential (for: ↑reverence), ↑reverent (for: ↑reverence), ↑reverence (for: ↑reverence), ↑revere (for: ↑reverence), ↑fear (for: ↑fear)
Hypernyms: ↑emotion
2. religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
Syn: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑cultism
Derivationally related forms: ↑devote (for: ↑devotion), ↑idolatrous (for: ↑idolatry)
Hypernyms: ↑worship

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  • vénération — [ venerasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1170 relig.; lat. veneratio 1 ♦ Respect religieux fait d adoration et de crainte. Exposer des reliques à la vénération des fidèles. La vénération d un saint. Objet de vénération. 2 ♦ (1512) Grand respect fait d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Veneration — in Noto St Conrad of Piacenza (San Corrado) Veneration (Latin veneratio, Greek δουλεία, douleia), or veneration of saints, is a special act of honoring a saint: an angel, or a dead person who has been identified b …   Wikipedia

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  • Veneration — Ven er*a tion, n. [L. veneratio: cf. F. v[ e]n[ e]ration.] The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veneration — early 15c., from M.Fr. veneration, from L. venerationem (nom. veneratio) reverence, from venerari to worship, revere, from venus (gen. veneris) beauty, love, desire (see VENUS (Cf. Venus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Veneration — (v. lat.), die Verehrung, Ehrerbietung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • veneration — index estimation (esteem), fealty, homage, honor (outward respect), interest (concern), regard (esteem …   Law dictionary

  • veneration — reverence, worship, adoration (see under REVERE) Analogous words: deference, homage, obeisance, *honor …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • veneration — [ven΄ə rā′shən] n. [ME veneracion < OFr < L veneratio] 1. a venerating or being venerated 2. a feeling of deep respect and reverence 3. an act of showing this SYN. AWE …   English World dictionary

  • vénération — (vé né ra sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Grand respect joint à une sorte d affection. •   La reine, heureuse par sa naissance et par la vénération de tous les peuples, ne voyait rien sur la terre qui ne fût au dessous d elle,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • VÉNÉRATION — s. f. Respect qu on a pour les choses saintes ; honneur qu on rend aux choses saintes. Grande vénération. Extrême vénération. Profonde vénération. On ne saurait avoir trop de vénération pour les choses saintes. Exposer des reliques à la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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