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a gesture of respect, homage, or polite recognition or acknowledgment, especially one made to or by a person when arriving or departing:he raises his arms in a triumphant salute a prescribed or specified movement, typically a raising of a hand to the head, made by a member of a military or similar force as a formal sign of respect or recognition. [often with modifier] the discharge of a gun or guns as a formal or ceremonial sign of respect or celebration:a twenty-one-gun salute Fencing the formal performance of certain guards or other movements by fencers before engaging.
verb [with object]
make a formal salute to:don’t you usually salute a superior officer? [no object]:he clicked his heels and saluted greet:he saluted her with a smile show or express admiration and respect for:we salute a truly great photographer [with object and complement] archaic hail (someone) as having a particular high office:they saluted him king when he entered into Jerusalem