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trib·ute

 (trĭb′yo͞ot)
n.
1. A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration: put up a plaque as a tribute to his generosity.
2. Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic: Winning the scholarship was a tribute to her hard work.
3.
a. A payment in money or other valuables made by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection or security.
b. A tax imposed for such payment.
4. Any payment exacted for protection.
5.
a. A payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
b. The obligation to make such a payment.

[Middle English tribut, from Old French, from Latin tribūtum, from neuter past participle of tribuere, to pay, distribute, from tribus, tribe; see tribe.]

tribute

(ˈtrɪbjuːt)
n
1. a gift or statement made in acknowledgment, gratitude, or admiration
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a payment by one ruler or state to another, usually as an acknowledgment of submission
b. any tax levied for such a payment
3. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) homage or a payment rendered by a vassal to his lord
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the obligation to pay tribute
[C14: from Latin tribūtum, from tribuere to grant (originally: to distribute among the tribes), from tribus tribe]

trib•ute

(ˈtrɪb yut)

n.
1. a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or as an expression of gratitude or esteem.
2. a stated sum or other valuable consideration paid by one sovereign or state to another in acknowledgment of subjugation or as the price of peace.
3. a rent, tax, or the like, as that paid by a subject to a sovereign.
4. any enforced payment or contribution.
5. obligation to make such payment.
[1300–50; Middle English tribut < Latin tribūtum a levied payment, n. use of neuter past participle of tribuere to assign, allot, derivative of tribus tribe]

Tribute

 a sum of money or a contribution of praise paid to another.
Examples: tribute of affection, 1850; of tears.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribute - something given or done as an expression of esteemtribute - something given or done as an expression of esteem
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
2.tribute - payment by one nation for protection by anothertribute - payment by one nation for protection by another
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
3.tribute - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violencetribute - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
extortion - the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

tribute

noun
2. testimony to, evidence of, indication of, proof of, manifestation of, attestation of His success has been a tribute to his hard work.

tribute

noun
1. An expression of admiration or congratulation:
commendation, compliment, congratulation (often used in plural), praise.
2. A formal token of appreciation and admiration for a person's high achievements:
Translations
جِزْيَه
hold
hyldest
virîingarvottur
daryti garbę
cieņaparādīt cieņu
prejav úcty
počastitevspoštovanje

tribute

[ˈtrɪbjuːt] N
1. (= payment, tax) → tributo m
2. (fig) → homenaje m, tributo m
to pay tribute to sth/sbrendir homenaje a algo/algn
that is a tribute to his loyaltyeso acredita su lealtad, eso hace honor a su lealtad
see also floral

tribute

[ˈtrɪbjuːt]
n
(= homage) → hommage m
The song is a tribute to Roy Orbison → La chanson est un hommage à Roy Orbison.
to pay tribute to sb → rendre hommage à qn
to pay tribute to sth → rendre hommage à qch
(= testimony) to be a tribute to sth (= testify to) → témoigner de qch, être un témoignage de qch
Their success is a tribute to their discipline → Leur succès est un témoignage de leur discipline.
modif [album, concert] → hommage
tribute album to sb/sth → album m en hommage à qn/qch
tribute concert to sb/sth → concert m en hommage à qn/qch
tribute band groupe qui fait des reprises d'un groupe célèbretribute band n groupe qui joue des reprises d'un groupe célèbre

tribute

n
(Hist, = payment) → Tribut m
(= admiration)Tribut m; to pay tribute to somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache (den schuldigen) Tribut zollen; they stood in silent tribute to himsie zollten ihm (stehend) ihren stillen Tribut; after her performance tributes came flooding innach ihrer Vorstellung wurde sie mit Ehrungen überschüttet; to be a tribute to one’s parents/schoolseinen Eltern/seiner Schule (alle) Ehre machen

tribute

[ˈtrɪbjuːt] ntributo, omaggio
to pay tribute to sb/sth → rendere omaggio a qn/qc
floral tribute → omaggio floreale

tribute

(ˈtribjuːt) noun
(an) expression of praise, thanks etc. This statue has been erected as a tribute to a great man; We must pay tribute to his great courage.
be a tribute to
to be the (praiseworthy) result of. The success of the scheme is a tribute to his hard work.
References in classic literature ?
They all liked Jo immensely, but never fell in love with her, though very few escaped without paying the tribute of a sentimental sigh or two at Amy's shrine.
Consider," continued Cora, after a pause, during which she seemed to struggle with a pang even more acute than any that her fears had excited, "that the worst to us can be but death; a tribute that all must pay at the good time of God's appointment.
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
Time out of mind the piratical proas of the Malays, lurking among the low shaded coves and islets of Sumatra, have sallied out upon the vessels sailing through the straits, fiercely demanding tribute at the point of their spears.
As the frustrating of this one attempt involved a score of false alarms, it will be understood what a tribute old Mrs.
For was not this my darling, and was not all this mute wonder and interest and homage a most eloquent tribute and unforced compliment to it?
Do not be overpowered by such a little tribute of admiration.
When they had paid their tribute of politeness by curtsying to the lady of the house, they were permitted to mingle in the crowd, and take their share of the heat and inconvenience, to which their arrival must necessarily add.
The confidence he had thought fit to repose in me seemed a tribute to my discretion: I regarded and accepted it as such.
Norah herself could not deny this time that the tribute of approbation had been well deserved.
Micawber closed this handsome tribute by saying, 'Mr.
Now Chaka knew nothing of this People of the Axe, for the land was great in those days, my father, and there were many little tribes in it, living far away, of whom the king had not even heard; so he questioned Masilo about them, and of the number of their fighting-men, of their wealth in cattle, of the name of the young man who ruled them, and especially as to the tribute which they paid to the king.