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salute

sa·lute

salute

 
pronunciation:
s lut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: saluted, salutes, saluting
definition 1: in the military, to show respect to with a formal, prescribed gesture such as raising the hand to the forehead.
 
similar words:
acknowledge, address, greet
definition 2: to greet with an expression of respect, courtesy, or good will.
synonyms:
greet, hail
similar words:
salaam, welcome
definition 3: to honor or pay respect to with a formal ceremony or gesture, such as flying a flag at half-mast.
synonyms:
honor, respect
similar words:
acknowledge, applaud, cheer, eulogize, half-mast, laud, praise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to greet or show respect to with a salute.
similar words:
bow, curtsy, kowtow, nod, salaam
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of greeting or honoring with an expression of good will, welcome, or respect.
synonyms:
greeting, homage, salutation, toast, tribute, welcome
similar words:
acknowledgment, compliment
definition 2: a formal military ceremony or display of welcome, honor, or respect.
a twenty-one gun salute
synonyms:
salvo
definition 3: the position assumed by a person in the military when saluting.
similar words:
homage, tribute
derivation: saluter (n.)