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salute

verb  /səˈlut/ us  

salute verb (RECOGNIZE)

[I/T] to recognize or show respect for a member of the armed forces of higher rank than yourself, usually by raising the right hand to the side of the head: [I] When you see an officer, you must salute.

salute verb (HONOR)

[T] to honor or express admiration publicly: We salute the important work done by the association.

salute

noun [C]  /səˈlut/ us  

salute noun [C] (SIGN OF RESPECT)

a formal sign of respect for a member of the armed forces of higher rank than yourself: Uniformed soldiers gave him a salute. A salute is also the firing of guns by a military organization to show respect for someone: a 21-gun salute

salute noun [C] (HONOR)

an occasion when a person or an achievement is honored publicly: The Film Institute held a salute to Jack Nicholson.
Translations of “salute”
in Korean 거수 경례…
in Arabic تَحِيّة عَسْكَرِيّة…
in French saluer…
in Turkish asker selâmı…
in Italian saluto (militare)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表示尊敬, (尤指軍人)敬禮…
in Russian воинское приветствие…
in Polish salut, honory…
in Spanish saludar…
in Portuguese continência…
in German salutieren, grüßen…
in Catalan salutació…
in Japanese 敬礼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表示尊敬, (尤指军人)敬礼…
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