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  Definition of salute
  1. an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
  2. a formal military gesture of respect
  3. an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
  4. express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"
  5. greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
  6. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
  7. honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
  8. propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let''s drink to the New Year"
  9. become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
Similar Words: military greeting, salutation, present, toast, drink, pledge, wassail

 

Hyponyms: salaam, give

 

Entailments: gesticulate, gesture, motion, drink, booze, fuddle

 

Derivational Morphology: present, toast, drink, pledge, wassail, salutation, greeting, greeter, saluter, welcomer, military greeting, toaster, wassailer

 

 
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