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Salutation vs. Salute — What's the Difference?

Salutation vs. Salute — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Salutation and Salute

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Salutation

A salutation is a greeting used in a letter or other written or non-written communication. Salutations can be formal or informal.
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Salute

A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. When saluting a person, as distinct from a flag or a national anthem or other symbolic melody, the gaze must be towards that person, also when returning a salute.
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Salutation

A polite expression of greeting or goodwill.
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Salute

To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
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Salutation

Salutations Greetings indicating respect and affection; regards.
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Salute

To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
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Salutation

A gesture of greeting, such as a bow or kiss.
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Salute

To honor formally and ceremoniously
Saluted the fallen soldiers in his remarks.
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Salutation

A word or phrase of greeting used to begin a letter or message.
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Salute

To express warm approval of; commend
Salute an agency for its charity work.
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Salutation

A greeting, salute, or address; a hello.
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Salute

To become noticeable to
A stench saluted our nostrils.
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Salutation

The act of greeting.
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Salute

To make a gesture of greeting or respect.
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Salutation

(obsolete) Quickening; excitement.
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Salute

An act of greeting; a salutation.
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Salutation

The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.
In all public meetings or private addresses, use those forms of salutation, reverence, and decency usual amongst the most sober persons.
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb.
I shall not trouble my reader with the first salutes of our three friends.
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Salute

An act or gesture of welcome, honor, or courteous recognition
A musical salute to the composer's 90th birthday.
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Salutation

An act of honor or courteous recognition;
A musical salute to the composer on his birthday
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Salute

The position of the hand or rifle or the bodily posture of a person saluting a military superior.
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Salutation

(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
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Salute

A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.
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Salutation

Word of greeting used to begin a letter
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Salute

An utterance or gesture expressing greeting or honor towards someone, now especially a formal, non-verbal gesture made with the arms or hands in any of various specific positions.
The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp salute.
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Salute

A kiss, offered in salutation.
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Salute

A discharge of cannon or similar arms, as a mark of honour or respect.
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Salute

A pyrotechnic device primarily designed to produce a loud bang.
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Salute

(ambitransitive) To make a gesture in honor of (someone or something).
They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
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Salute

To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude; to praise.
I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.
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Salute

To wave, to acknowledge an acquaintance.
I saluted Bill at the concert, but he didn't see me through the crowd.
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Salute

To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
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Salute

To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
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Salute

(archaic) To kiss.
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Salute

To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
I salute you with this kingly title.
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Salute

Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it.
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Salute

To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
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Salute

To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
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Salute

The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
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Salute

A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
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Salute

A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.
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Salute

An act of honor or courteous recognition;
A musical salute to the composer on his birthday
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Salute

A formal military gesture of respect
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Salute

An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
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Salute

Propose a toast to;
Let us toast the birthday girl!
Let's drink to the New Year
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Salute

Greet in a friendly way;
I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me
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Salute

Express commendation of;
I salute your courage!
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Salute

Become noticeable;
A terrible stench saluted our nostrils
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Salute

Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
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Salute

Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position;
When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute
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