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English

Etymology

from Latin salutare "to greet", lit. "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
salute

Plural
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  1. A formal gesture done in honor of someone or something, usually with the hand or hands in one of various particular positions.
    The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp salute.
  2. Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute .
    The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.

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Verb

Infinitive
to salute

Third person singular
salutes

Simple past
saluted

Past participle
-

Present participle
saluting

to salute (third-person singular simple present salutes, present participle saluting, simple past and past participle saluted)
  1. To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.
    They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
  2. To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude.
    I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.

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