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English noun: salute

1. salute (communication) an act of honor or courteous recognition


SamplesA musical salute to the composer on his birthday.


Synonymssalutation


Broader (hypernym)credit, recognition

2. salute (communication) a formal military gesture of respect


Synonymsmilitary greeting


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. salute (communication) an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation


English verb: salute

1. salute (consumption) propose a toast to


SamplesLet us toast the birthday girl!.
Let's drink to the New Year.


Synonymsdrink, pledge, toast, wassail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, reward


Narrower (hyponym)give


Entailbooze, drink, fuddle

2. salute (communication) greet in a friendly way


SamplesI meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Narrower (hyponym)salaam

3. salute (communication) express commendation of


SamplesI salute your courage!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)praise

4. salute (perception) become noticeable


SamplesA terrible stench saluted our nostrils.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smell

5. salute (communication) honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize

6. salute (communication) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position


SamplesWhen the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute.


Synonymspresent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Entailgesticulate, gesture, motion









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