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Salute, 1) to greet, to take courteous notice of in meeting: Err. IV, 3, 1. LLL IV, 2, 83. R2 III, 2, 6. H5 V, 2, 7. H5 V, 2, 7 H8 I, 4, 2. Troil. IV, 2, 61. Tit. II, 1, 5. Rom. II, 3, 32.
2) to greet each other: “you s. not at the court, but you kiss your hands,” As III, 2, 50. “saw them s. on horseback,” H8 I, 1, 8.
3) to show respect, to pay homage to: “to s. the emperor,” Gent. I, 3, 41. “if the prince do live, let us s. him,” Per. II, 4, 27.
4) to address with the purpose of showing courtesy or paying homage: “Venus --s him with this fair good-morrow,” Ven. 859. “s. thee for her king,” John II, 30. “to s. my king with ruder terms,” H6B I, 1, 29. “be we the first that shall s. our rightful sovereign with honour of his birthright,” II, 2, 61. “then I s. you with this kingly title,” R3 III, 7, 239. “I'll s. your grace as mother of two queens,” IV, 1, 30. “eye to eye opposed --s each other with each other's form,” Troil. III, 3, 108. “our general doth s. you with a kiss,” IV, 5, 19. “by wich title these sisters --d me,” Mcb. I, 5, 9. “lord of his fortunes he --s thee,” Ant. III, 12, 11.
5) to touch, to affect: “when his fair angels would s. my palm,” John II, 590. “if this s. my blood a jot,” H8 II, 3, 103. cf. Salutation and Greet.
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