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as in:  salutatory speech

He was asked to give a salutatory address.
  an opening or welcoming statement — especially one delivered at graduation exercises
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Strongly Associated with:   valedictorian, salutatorian, valedictory, valediction
Do not confuse this with salutary (beneficial).
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  • He was asked to give a salutatory address.
  • I enjoyed her salutatory remarks.
  • Cedric pushes forward gamely, keeping his voice loud and even: "When I was asked to deliver the salutatory address I was afraid because it seemed an awesome responsibility many of us who are going on to college, to work, or to the military, understand the feelings of fear and responsibility in our new endeavors but if we, the class of 1995, are to face a new day, we must become self-sufficient, responsible, and determined in rising to the challenges of the twenty-first century."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
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Associated words [difficulty]:   salutatory [9] , valedictorian [5] , salutatorian [8] , valedictory [8] , valediction [9]
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