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"salute" in British English

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saluteverb

uk   /səˈluːt/ us   /səˈluːt/

salutenoun [C]

uk   /səˈluːt/ us   /səˈluːt/
(Definition of salute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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saluteverb

us   /səˈlut/
  • 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.

salutenoun [C]

us   /səˈlut/
  • 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.
(Definition of salute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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