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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize

Entailgesticulate, gesture, motion

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