salute - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlesaluting
past tensesaluted
past participlesaluted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to put your hand to your head as a formal way of showing respect to someone, especially a senior officer in the armed forces
  2. 2
    [transitive] to express praise or respect for a person or an achievement, especially formally and in public

    I salute their courage and wish them well.

    We salute them for maintaining the ceasefire.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to honour or show respect for an important institution

    In my school we had to salute the US flag each morning.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to welcome someone, or to say hello to someone