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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 ?
Whenever those states which have been acquired as stated have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom, there are three courses for those who wish to hold them: the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside there in person, the third is to permit them to live under their own laws, drawing a tribute, and establishing within it an oligarchy which will keep it friendly to you.
The tribute of a fool to the worth of the nearest ass.
Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin, and passage to another world, is holy and religious; but the fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak.
Instead of remaining steeped to the lips in the strong interest of what is still perhaps our chief fiction, I shed my tribute of tears, and went on my way.
At two o'clock of the afternoon the friends were to assemble to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had no further need of friends and respect.
Tulkinghorn's dress; there is a kind of tribute in that too.
The tribute paid out of their herds to the King, which is not the most inconsiderable of his revenues, is one cow in ten every three years.
Then the Isosceles classes, asserting that the Specimens were no longer used nor needed, and refusing to pay the customary tribute from the Criminal classes to the service of Education, waxed daily more numerous and more insolent on the strength of their immunity from the old burden which had formerly exercised the twofold wholesome effect of at once taming their brutal nature and thinning their excessive numbers.
At length it reached the province of Damerghou; there the three travellers parted, and Barth took the road to Kano, where he arrived by dint of perseverance, and after paying considerable tribute.
And little did she dream that for seven long centuries the tribute of her love to Ernest Everhard would repose undisturbed in the heart of the ancient oak of Wake Robin Lodge.
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.
Hereupon a glorious shouting, a rapping, a jingling, a clattering, and a shouting, with plentiful da capo, pleasanter than a strain of sublimest music in the ears that receive such a tribute for the first time.