Definition of Bribe

1. Noun. Payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment.

Exact synonyms: Payoff
Generic synonyms: Payment
Specialized synonyms: Hush Money, Kickback, Payola, Soap



2. Verb. Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence. "Sam cannot bribe Sue "; "This judge can be bought"
Exact synonyms: Buy, Corrupt, Grease One's Palms
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Sop, Buy Off, Pay Off
Derivative terms: Bribable, Briber, Bribery, Corruptible

Definition of Bribe

1. n. A gift begged; a present.

2. v. t. To rob or steal.

3. v. i. To commit robbery or theft.

Definition of Bribe

1. Noun. Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To give a bribe to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bribe

1. to practice bribery [v BRIBED, BRIBING, BRIBES] : BRIBABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bribe

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briarwood
briarwoods
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bribe (current term)
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bric-a-brac
brick

Literary usage of Bribe

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"(f) The Offering, Giving, or Receiving of the bribe.—At common law, both the giver and the taker of a bribe are guilty of a misdemeanor.214 And it is a ..."

2. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1843)
"Lor, lower, hire, reward, bribe. Lor (envers lea}, towards their men. LOTS, their, then. Los, lois, loz, praise. Lose chart (en con), in a loose paper. ..."

3. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"They that delight in superfluity of gorgeous apparel and dainty fare, commonly do deceive the needy, bribe, and pill from them. ..."

4. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(1013) Endeavoring to bribe a constable. (1014) bribery of a judge of the United ... Actually giving a bribe. (1018) Attempting to influence a voter by ..."

5. A Treatise on Federal Criminal Law Procedure by William Hawley Atwell (1916)
"United States officer accepting bribe. 118. Political contributions not to be solicited by certain officers. 119. Political contributions not to be received ..."

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