a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem.
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, security, protection, or the like.
a rent, tax, or the like, as that paid by a subject to a sovereign.
any exacted or enforced payment or contribution.
obligation or liability to make such payment.
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How to use tribute in a sentence
Rocker Patti Smith’s contribution will be a tribute to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe at the Brooklyn Museum.Arts in New York to get shot in the arm with celebrity-filled pop-up shows | Peter Marks | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
In a tribute posted to Facebook on Thursday, the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department said that Bregman joined the fire service in 1998 and served in Landover Hills and West Lanham Hills before moving to the Greenbelt station.Maryland attorney found dead in his home after police responded to possible burglary | Katie Mettler, Peter Hermann | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
He also paid tribute to members of his team targeted in arrest sweeps by authorities on opposition activists.Russian opposition leader Navalny ordered jailed, calls on supporters to keep pressure on Putin | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Robyn Dixon | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Children and fans sent him more than 150,000 birthday cards and a tribute flashed on the big screen in Piccadilly Circus.Capt. Tom Moore dies after covid diagnosis. The 100-year-old raised millions for Britain's NHS. | Jennifer Hassan, William Booth | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Many Americans, across the racial spectrum, are excited about this tribute to Tubman.Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill Is Not a Sign of Progress. It's a Sign of Disrespect | Brittney Cooper | January 27, 2021 | Time
Once I began reading, I realized A Gronking to Remember was a masturbatory tribute to the New England Patriots.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The following page details a tribute gag the Simpsons team inserted into the background of a scene.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They instead announced a tribute to the two fallen officers.
To them, this is the most personal of relationships, so the small tribute is just to cover basic expenses for them to be trained.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau | Ian Frisch | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He went on to thank his family, his gallerist, distributor, and paid tribute to artist Ian White.
We laid him down gently, folded his arms on his breast, and for a moment held our peace in tribute to his passing.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
In former years, Korea had paid an annual tribute or tax to China, but for some time it had been held back by this king.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Through lack of them a considerable number of those already pacified and who pay tribute remain to be converted.
The mines secured are freehold property, and with one exception are unencumbered by tribute or native partners.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
This tribute to their feelings so tickled the women that they set down their tea-cups and laughed prodigiously.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for tribute
a gift or statement made in acknowledgment, gratitude, or admiration
a payment by one ruler or state to another, usually as an acknowledgment of submission
any tax levied for such a payment
(in feudal society) homage or a payment rendered by a vassal to his lord
the obligation to pay tribute
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