tribute - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    something that you do, say, or build to show that you respect and admire someone or something

    a floral tribute (=flowers that you send to a funeral)

    tribute to:

    They showed the programme as a tribute to the two men.

    in tribute to someone/something:

    The group named themselves in tribute to the 1970s’ tennis star.

  2. 2
    in the past, money or other things that one leader had to give to a more powerful leader