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tribute — as in:  a tribute to the great actor

I was moved by her tearful tribute to her deceased colleague.
praise or something done to express admiration or respect
tribute — as in:  demanded they pay tribute

The Second Barbary War ended the American practice of paying tribute to pirates along the north coast of Africa.
payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
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