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salute

noun

1 salute

An act of honor or courteous recognition:
— A musical salute to the composer on his birthday.

synonym: salutation.

Roget 928: respect, regard, consideration; courtesy etc. 894; attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, ... show more

Roget 902: endearment, caress; blandishment, blandiment; panchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-panky; caressing.    ... show more

Roget 896: congratulation, gratulation; felicitation; salute etc. 894; condolence etc. 915; compliments of the season.   

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 883: celebration, solemnization, jubilee, commemoration, ovation, paean, triumph, jubilation, ceremony (rite) 998; holiday, fiesta, zarabanda, ... show more



2 salute

A formal military gesture of respect.

synonym: military greeting.

Polish: salut

3 salute

An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat.

Dutch: saluutschot

verb

1 salute

Propose a toast to.

synonyms: drink, pledge, toast, wassail.

Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more

Roget 586: speak to, address, accost, make up to, apostrophize, appeal to, invoke; ball, salute; call to, halloo.    take aside, take by the button; talk to in private.    ... show more

Roget 928: respect, regard; revere, reverence; hold in reverence, honor, venerate, hallow; esteem etc. (approve of) 931; think much of; ... show more

Dutch: aanstoten, klinken, proosten, toasten, toosten

2 salute

Greet in a friendly way.

3 salute

Express commendation of.

4 salute

Become noticeable.

5 salute

Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers.

6 salute

Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position:
— When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute.

synonym: present.

Dutch: aanslaan, salueren


Moby thesaurus: accost, acknowledge, address, adulate, anniversaries, apostrophize, apotheosize, appeal to, approach, beat the drum, belaud, bend, bending the knee, bepraise, bespeak, bid good day, bid good morning, bless, blow up, boast of ... show more.

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