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English definition of “salute”

salute

verb [I or T] (SHOW RESPECT)    /səˈluːt/
(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.Physical gestures of respect
(Definition of salute verb (SHOW RESPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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