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tribute

noun uk   /ˈtrɪb.juːt/ us  

tribute noun (RESPECTFUL ACTION)

C2 [C or U] something that you say, write, or give that shows your respect and admiration for someone, especially on a formal occasion: Tributes have been pouring in from all over the world for the famous actor who died yesterday. floral tributes (= flowers sent to someone's funeral)pay tribute to sb/sth C2 to praise someone or something: The minister paid tribute to the men who had fought the blaze.

tribute noun (BENEFICIAL EFFECT)

be a tribute to sth/sb to show clearly how good, strong, or effective something or someone is: I've never known a five-year-old as well behaved as your son - he's a tribute to you! It is a tribute to his determination over his 22 years that he has achieved so much.
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