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    #1

    eulogy

    When you you give a written speech or address, in behalf of a group, as a tribute to a live person in a ceremony for the same purpose (to honor him/her), would you call it an eulogy? "Eulogy" seems to give an impression that the person is dead. What will be a better word or phrase for it?
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    #2

    Re: eulogy

    A eulogy is a speech given at a funeral or similar remembrance service for a dead person.

    What you are describing can actually be called a "tribute."

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    #3

    Re: eulogy

    Do you use testimonial in this sense at all in AmE?

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    #4

    Re: eulogy

    Yes, but the word is more frequently used for celebrity endorsements of products.

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