July 04, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
salute /səˈluːt/ verb

salutes; saluted; saluting

The boy is saluting the American flag.
The boy is saluting the American flag.
Learner's definition of SALUTE

1 : to give a sign of respect to (a military officer, flag, etc.) by moving your right hand to your forehead : to give a salute to (someone or something)

[+ object]

  • He saluted the officer.

  • Salute the flag.

[no object]

  • The officer saluted.

2 [+ object] : to show respect for (someone or something) : to publicly praise (someone or something)

  • We salute our country's soldiers.

  • The players saluted the fans.

  • The president saluted her bravery.

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