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Attribute vs. Tribute

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Attributenoun

A characteristic or quality of a thing.

‘His finest attribute is his kindness.’;

Tributenoun

An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.

‘Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.’;

Attributenoun

(grammar) A word that qualifies a noun, a qualifier.

‘In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".’;

Tributenoun

An homage made in a body of work to another work or creator.

‘Did you catch the Up in Smoke tribute in that episode of That '70s Show?’;

Attributenoun

(logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.

Tributenoun

A payment made by one nation to another in submission.

‘The Ancient Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.’;

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Attributenoun

An option or setting belonging to some object.

‘This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.’; ‘A file with the read-only attribute set cannot be overwritten.’;

Tributenoun

Extortion; protection money.

Attributenoun

(programming) A semantic item with which a method or other code element may be decorated.

‘Properties can be marked as obsolete with an attribute, which will cause the compiler to generate a warning if they are used.’;

Tributenoun

A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.

Attributenoun

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Tributenoun

(mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.

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Attributenoun

A numeric value representing the colours of part of the screen display.

Tributeverb

(transitive) To pay as tribute.

Attributeverb

To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.

Tributenoun

An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one ruler or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as, the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.

‘Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.’;

Attributeverb

To associate ownership or authorship of (something) to someone.

‘This poem is attributed to Browning.’;

Tributenoun

A personal contribution, as of money, praise, service, etc., made in token of services rendered, or as that which is due or deserved; as, a tribute of affection.

‘Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.’;

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Attributeverb

To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).

‘We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it.’; ‘The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.’;

Tributenoun

A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.

Attributenoun

That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.

‘But mercy is above this sceptered away; . . .It is an attribute to God himself.’;

Tributeverb

To pay as tribute.

Attributenoun

Reputation.

Tributenoun

something given or done as an expression of esteem

Attributenoun

A conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.

Tributenoun

payment by one nation for protection by another

Attributenoun

Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.

Tributenoun

payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;

‘every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection’;

Attributenoun

a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;

‘self-confidence is not an endearing property’;

Tributenoun

an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration

‘a symposium organized to pay tribute to Darwin’; ‘the video is a tribute to the musicals of the 40s’;

Attributenoun

an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Tributenoun

something resulting from a particular quality or feature and indicating its worth

‘his victory in the championship was a tribute to his persistence’;

Attributeverb

attribute or credit to;

‘We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare’; ‘People impute great cleverness to cats’;

Tributenoun

denoting or relating to a group or musician that performs the music of a more famous one and typically imitates them in appearance and style of performance

‘an Abba tribute band’; ‘a tribute show’;

Attributeverb

decide as to where something belongs in a scheme;

‘The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class’;

Tributenoun

payment made periodically by one state or ruler to another, especially as a sign of dependence

‘the king had at his disposal plunder and tribute amassed through warfare’;

Tributenoun

a proportion of ore or its equivalent, paid to a miner for his work, or to the owner or lessor of a mine.

Tribute

A tribute () (from Latin tributum, contribution) is wealth, often in kind, that a party gives to another as a sign of respect or, as was often the case in historical contexts, of submission or allegiance. Various ancient states exacted tribute from the rulers of land which the state conquered or otherwise threatened to conquer.

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