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"tribute" in British English

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tributenoun

uk   /ˈtrɪb.juːt/ us   /ˈtrɪb.juːt/
  • 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 met 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.
(Definition of tribute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tribute" in American English

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tributenoun

us   /ˈtrɪb·jut/
  • tribute noun (SHOW OF RESPECT)

[C/U] respect or admiration for someone, or a formal event at which respect and admiration are expressed: [U] The memorial pays tribute to Africans brought here as slaves. [C] There was a special tribute to Arthur Ashe by leading tennis players.
  • tribute noun (GOOD EFFECT)

[C usually sing] something showing the benefit or positive effect of something else: His ability to cook and manage a household is a tribute to the training he received from his mother.
(Definition of tribute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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