V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: worthy of respect because of age, position, or dignity

Synonyms: respected, admirable, esteemed, noble, revered, sacred, distinguished

Antonyms: unimportant, unadmired, undistinguished

Tips: Venerable is derived from the Latin venerabilis, which means "worshipped, revered." Think of the Roman goddess of love, Venus, who was worshipped and revered for her beauty. The related verb venerate means "to respect and revere," and the related noun veneration refers to respect or reverence.

Usage Examples:

The Pope is considered a venerable man to most Catholics. (noble, revered, respected)

Europeans seem to venerate older people more than Americans do. (respect, revere) verb

Many people believe that veterans deserve the country's deepest veneration. (respect, reverence) noun

The Nobel Prize laureate is a venerable man who is in high-demand as a speaker. (respected, admired, esteemed)

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