Synonyms of salute
1 greetDictionary • He stepped out and saluted the general.
greet • He greeted us with a smile.
welcome • Several people came out to welcome me.
acknowledge • He saw her but refused to even acknowledge her.
address • The two ministers did not address each other directly.
hail • I saw him and hailed him.
accost • I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
pay your respects to
doff your cap to
mihi (New Zealand)
2 honourDictionary • The statement salutes the changes of the past year.
honour • The bank refused to honour his cheque.
celebrate • Tom celebrated his birthday two days ago.
acknowledge • He is acknowledged as an excellent goal-keeper.
recognize • Most doctors appear to recognize homeopathy as a legitimate form of medicine.
take your hat off to (informal)
pay tribute or homage to
1 greetingDictionary • He raised his hand in salute.
greeting • His greeting was familiar and friendly.
salutation (formal) • The old man moved away, raising his hand in salutation.
obeisance • He graciously accepted our obeisances.
2 homageDictionary • a special salute to her for her protest
homage • At his coronation he received the homage of kings.
recognition • At last, her father's work has received popular recognition.
tribute • The song is a tribute to Elvis Presley.
toast • We drank a toast to Miss Jacobs.
compliment • She blushed, but accepted the compliment with good grace.
testimonial • She couldn't expect him to give testimonials to her ability.
acknowledgment • He smiled in acknowledgement and gave her a bow.
eulogy • He added his praise to the glowing eulogies given by her colleagues.
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accostIf someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening.
• I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
acknowledgeIf you acknowledge someone, for example by moving your head or smiling, you show that you have seen and recognized them.
• He saw her but refused to even acknowledge her.
acknowledgeIf someone's achievements, status, or qualities are acknowledged, they are known about and recognized by a lot of people, or by a particular group of people.
• He is acknowledged as an excellent goal-keeper.
Thesaurus for salute from the Collins English Thesaurus
to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet