A fortunate chance had recommended him to Lady Catherine de Bourgh when the living of Hunsford was vacant; and the respect which he felt for her high rank, and his veneration for her as his patroness, mingling with a very good opinion of himself, of his authority as a clergyman, and his right as a rector, made him altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.
There are no more uses of "venerate" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
Many venerate Mother Teresa because of her life of service and sacrifice.