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Tribute vs Acknowledgement - What's the difference?

tribute | acknowledgement |

As a verb tribute

is .

As a noun acknowledgement is

(british) the act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.



(en noun)
  • An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.
  • Please accept this as a tribute of our thanks.
  • * Gray
  • the passing tribute of a sigh
  • A payment made by one nation to another in submission.
  • The Ancient Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute .
  • Extortion; protection money.
  • A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.
  • (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.
  • (Pryce)




  • To pay as tribute.
  • acknowledgement


    Alternative forms

    * acknowledgment (US)


    (en noun)
  • (British) The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
  • (British) The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  • (British) An award or other expression or token of appreciation.
  • (British) An expression of gratitude.
  • (British) A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood.
  • a wedding invitation's acknowledgement
  • (British, telecommunications, computing, networking) A response sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.
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  • (British, legal) The act of a man admitting a child as his own.
  • (British, legal) A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfilment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.
  • Synonyms

    * confession, concession, recognition, admission, avowal, recognizance, ACK