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 superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.
- The act of venerating.
- Profound respect or reverence: "The veneration of man has been misdirected” ( Lucretia Mott). See Synonyms at honor.
- The condition or status of one who is venerated.