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tribute

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French tribut, from Latin tributum (tribute, literally 'a thing contributed or paid'), neuter of tributus, past participle of tribuere (to assign, allot, grant, give, bestow, etc.), usually derived, from tribus (tribe); see tribe.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

tribute (plural tributes)

  1. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
    Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.
    • Gray
      the passing tribute of a sigh
  2. A payment made by one nation to another in submission.
    The Ancient Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
  3. Extortion; protection money.
  4. A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.
  5. (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.
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VerbEdit

tribute (third-person singular simple present tributes, present participle tributing, simple past and past participle tributed)

  1. (transitive) To pay as tribute.
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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

tribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tribūtus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

tribute

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tributar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tributar
  3. first-person singular imperative of tributar
  4. third-person singular imperative of tributar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

tribute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tributar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tributar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tributar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tributar.