tribute

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

tribute ‎(plural tributes)

  1. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
    Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.
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      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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Verb[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

tribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tribūtus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.