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salute

verb uk   us   /səˈluːt/

salute verb (SHOW RESPECT)

[I or T] (especially of people in the armed forces) to make a formal sign of respect to someone, especially by raising the right hand to the side of the head: Whenever you see an officer, you must salute. The soldiers saluted the colonel.

salute verb (PRAISE)

[T] formal to honour or express admiration publicly for a person or an achievement: On this memorable occasion we salute the wonderful work done by the association. We salute you for your courage and determination.

salute

noun [C] uk   us   /səˈluːt/

salute noun [C] (SHOW OF RESPECT)

a sign of respect made to someone by raising the right hand to the side of the head: The soldier gave a salute and the officer returned it. an action, such as firing a gun, done to show respect to someone: Full military honours and a 21-gun salute (= 21 guns fired at the same time) marked his funeral.

salute noun [C] (PRAISE)

an action or sign to honour or show your admiration for a person or achievement
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