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.
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tribute (plural tributes)
- An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
- Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.
- the passing tribute of a sigh
- A payment made by one nation to another in submission.
- The Ancient Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
- Extortion; protection money.
- A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.
- (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.
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- tribute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “tribute”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- first-person singular imperative of
- third-person singular imperative of
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tributar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tributar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tributar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tributar.