salute

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 [səˈluːt]


Inflections of 'salute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
salutes
v 3rd person singular
saluting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
saluted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
saluted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
salute - greet
‘salute’
When members of the armed forces salute someone, they raise their right hand as a formal sign of greeting or respect.
The men saluted the General.
‘greet’
Don't use ‘salute’ to say that someone says or does something to express friendliness when they meet someone else. Use greet.
He greeted his mother with a hug.
He hurried to greet his guests.
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