Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tribute

3 senses of tribute

Sense 1
tribute, testimonial -- (something given or done as an expression of esteem)
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Sense 2
tribute -- (payment by one nation for protection by another)
       => payment, defrayal, defrayment -- (the act of paying money)

Sense 3
protection, tribute -- (payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection")
       => extortion -- (the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence))

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