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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Tribute

 a sum of money or a contribution of praise paid to another.
Examples: tribute of affection, 1850; of tears.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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)
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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.
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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:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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tribute

[ˈtrɪbjuːt] ntributo, omaggio
to pay tribute to sb/sth → rendere omaggio a qn/qc
floral tribute → omaggio floreale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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In this much-acclaimed book, Howard French sets out to explain why China's ultimate goal is to restore 'an updated kind of tributary system', thus effectively reviving the tribute system of the Chinese imperial era, and also to become a true global power, supplanting American power in East and South-east Asia.
The rise of borderlands history, with its emphasis on the complex entanglements of indigenous and colonizing actors, has encouraged fresh appreciation of topics like the Virginia colony's tributary system, a set of treaties that linked English settlers and an evolving constellation of native peoples.
are not part of a tributary system to interstate waters or to navigable
There has been a revived mistrust of China's strategic ambitions and its re-ascendancy to great power status in the contemporary era, which serve as a reminder of the concept of Tianxia ('All under Heaven')--the ancient vision of an hierarchical world order and tributary system.
firstly there are signs of positive gestures to china's rise by the regional states that have been part of china's tributary system and less orientations towards a threatening china rather their preparation of defense such as south Korea more for naval war not for conventional wars against land forces.
The flow of silver was crucial under the tributary system, which interconnected Asia and the other four world economic spheres and facilitated migration across Asia.
On the contrary, one of the requisites for Huayilon was the bilateral tributary system between China and peripheral countries.
"On the Ch'ing Tributary System." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 6, 2: 135-246.
China's vision, on the other hand, is a Chinese world order, a new face to China's ancient tributary system where China is the central power and Beijing is the global political pole.
China conceived itself as culturally superior and expected subordinate states to behave accordingly through a tributary system that involved diplomacy, material gifts, and assent to China's dicta about when, and how many, official and sometimes non-official trade interactions could occur.
Catonsville, in coalition with the Charlestown Speakers Bureau, presented a program in April on "Save the Water" around the Chesapeake Bay tributary system.