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salute

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salutesa‧lute1 /sΙ™Λˆluːt/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]PM to move your right hand to your head, especially in order to show respect to an officer in the army, navy etc πŸ”Š The two soldiers saluted Lieutenant Cecil. πŸ”Š The men jumped to their feet and saluted.2 [transitive] formalPRAISE to praise someone for the things they have achieved, especially publiclysalute somebody as something πŸ”Š James Joyce was saluted as the greatest writer of the 20th century.3 [transitive] old-fashionedHELLO to greet someone in a polite way, especially by moving your hand or body
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saluteβ€’ He saluted briefly and opened the door, afraid that she might be about to cry.β€’ Manager Kendall was prompted to salute Johnston's contribution after his latest strike.β€’ He saluted smartly as he approached us.β€’ He turned around and saluted the captain.β€’ It's against their religion to salute the U.S. flag.β€’ Prisoners file down dustless hallways in formation, saluting their keepers as they pass.β€’ Merchants and clerks rushed out from stores, bareheaded, saluting them as they passed.β€’ Broadly smiling, he saluted them: Susan had drawn him a few days before and made him famous.β€’ He could feel his eyebrows declare independence-they saluted, they chopped down, they came together like two fuzzy magnets.salute somebody as somethingβ€’ Bush saluted Madison as "the father of our Constitution."
Related topics: Military
salutesalute2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]PM an act of raising your right hand to your head as a sign of respect, usually done by a soldier to an officer πŸ”Š As they left, the corporal gave them a respectful salute.in salute πŸ”Š The officer raised his hand in salute.2 [countable, uncountable]HELLO something that expresses praise to someone for something they have achieved, or that expresses honour or respect to someone or somethingin salute πŸ”Š Everyone at the table raised their glasses in salute.salute to πŸ”Š His first words were a salute to the people of South Africa.3 [countable]PM an occasion when guns are fired into the air in order to show respect for someone important πŸ”Š a 21-gun salute
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saluteβ€’ Kevin raised both clasped hands in a salute to acknowledge luke-warm cheers.β€’ State law requiring a flag salute is superseded by the First Amendment of the Constitution.β€’ What if state law requires a daily flag salute?β€’ Many states mandate daily flag salutes and other patriotic exercises.β€’ Shaker gave a loose salute, and the grinning ensign tapped his forehead with a finger.β€’ Carlson felt it unnecessary to return the customary military salute.β€’ He flourished the bloody sword at them in a mocking salute, then trotted back to the road.β€’ Aldo gave a slovenly salute and left.
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Verb table
salute
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysalute
he, she, itsalutes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysaluted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave saluted
he, she, ithas saluted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad saluted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill salute
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have saluted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam saluting
he, she, itis saluting
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you, we, theyare saluting
Past
I, he, she, itwas saluting
you, we, theywere saluting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been saluting
he, she, ithas been saluting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been saluting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be saluting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been saluting
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