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English definition of “salute”

salute

verb [I/T] (RECOGNIZE)   /səˈlut/
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.
(Definition of salute verb (RECOGNIZE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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