To hail someone is to greet or acknowledge them- like waving or saluting. In the case of Caesar it was an expression of loyalty and alliegance, the same with Hitler.
A form of greeting and to salute
–verb (used with object) 1. to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome.
2. to acclaim; approve enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the conquerors. They hailed the recent advances in medicine.
3. to call out to in order to stop, attract attention, ask aid, etc.: to hail a cab.
–verb (used without object) 4. to call out in order to greet, attract attention, etc.: The people on land hailed as we passed in the night.
–noun 5. a shout or call to attract attention: They answered the hail of the marooned boaters.
6. a salutation or greeting: a cheerful hail.
7. the act of hailing.
–interjection 8. (used as a salutation, greeting, or acclamation.)
—Verb phrase9. hail from, to have as one's place of birth or residence: Nearly everyone here hails from the Midwest.
—Idiom10. within hail, within range of hearing; audible: The mother kept her children within hail of her voice.
[Origin: 1150–1200; ME haile, earlier heilen, deriv. of hail health < ON heill; c. OE hǣl. See heal, wassail]
—Synonyms 2. cheer, applaud, honor, exalt, laud, extol.
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