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tribute
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
a tribute to the great actor
Definition praise or something done to express admiration or respect
  • I was moved by her tearful tribute to her deceased colleague.
tribute = praise or something done to express admiration or respect
  • I wrote the song as a tribute to all parents who sacrifice for their children.
tribute = praise or something done to express admiration or respect

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2  —as in:
demanded they pay tribute
Definition payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
  • The Second Barbary War ended the American practice of paying tribute to pirates along the north coast of Africa.
tribute = payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Federalist Party adopted the slogan, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
  • tribute = payment to someone so they will not harm you
  • In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • tributes = something paid for protection
  • Not as a free person but as an Avox or something, waiting on the future tributes of District 12.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I never dreamed you'd be a tribute again.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The victor tributes from 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11 had varying degrees of knowledge about it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Just in case it's not enough fun watching the obliteration of the arena and the remaining tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I do not want to watch my twenty-two fellow tributes die.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • That will leave Peeta with only one tribute to kill.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Keeping not only one but two tributes alive.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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