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TRIBUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tribute mean? 

TRIBUTE (noun)
  The noun TRIBUTE has 3 senses:

1. something given or done as an expression of esteem
2. payment by one nation for protection by another
3. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

  Familiarity information: TRIBUTE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIBUTE (noun)


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Meaning:

Something given or done as an expression of esteem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

tribute; testimonial

Hypernyms ("tribute" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)


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Meaning:

Payment by one nation for protection by another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("tribute" is a kind of...):

defrayal; defrayment; payment (the act of paying money)


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Meaning:

Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

tribute; protection

Context example:

every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

Hypernyms ("tribute" is a kind of...):

extortion (the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence))


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