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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English [Term?], 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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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪbjuːt/
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tribute (countable and uncountable, 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
    1. An homage made in a body of work to another work or creator.
      Did you catch the Up in Smoke tribute in that episode of That '70s Show?
  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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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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ParticipleEdit

tribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tribūtus

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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.