The verb venerate is to value, honor or regard something with great respect.

Synonyms are adore, deify, revere, or worship.

The word origins from Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari meaning “reverence, worship” and venus (genitive veneris) meaning “beauty, love, desire” (probably originally in cognate accusative phrase Venerem venerārī meaning “to propitiate Venus” extended to other deities).

She venerated the necklace that her mother gave her.

The singer was venerated by various admirers.

He then became a venerated as a saint who came from France.