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"tribute" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈtrɪb.juːt/

tribute noun (RESPECTFUL ACTION)

C2 [C or U] something that you say, write, or give that ​showsyourrespect and ​admiration for someone, ​especially on a ​formaloccasion: Tributes have been ​pouring in from all over the ​world for the ​famousactor who ​diedyesterday. floral tributes (= ​flowerssent to someone's ​funeral)pay tribute to sb/sth C2 to ​praise someone or something: The ​ministerpaid 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 ​yourson - 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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 us   /ˈtrɪb·jut/

tribute noun (SHOW OF RESPECT)

[C/U] respect or ​admiration for someone, or a ​formalevent at which ​respect and ​admiration are ​expressed: [U] The ​memorialpays tribute to ​Africansbrought here as ​slaves. [C] There was a ​special tribute to Arthur Ashe by ​leadingtennisplayers.

tribute noun (GOOD EFFECT)

[C usually sing] something ​showing the ​benefit or ​positiveeffect 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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