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bribe

noun

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  1. something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision that judge refused a huge bribe to dismiss the charges against the wealthy defendant Synonyms backhander [British], boodle, cumshaw, fix, sop Related Words baksheesh, kickback, payoff; slush fund; incentive, incitement, instigation, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulation, stimulus; boost, encouragement, goad, inducement; allurement, bait, enticement, lure, seduction, temptation, turn-on; flattery, persuasion; decoy, snare, trap


bribe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bribe

  1. to influence someone with a bribe meat inspectors were bribed, and the contaminated beef was sold to the public Synonyms buy, corrupt, have, pay off, square Related Words fix, tamper (with); abase, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, dishonor, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, taint, warp; allure, bait, beguile, entice, lead on, lure, seduce, tempt; motivate, provoke, spur, stimulate; goad, induce; flatter, persuade; snare, trap Phrases get at, grease the hand of (or grease the palm of), oil the hand of (or oil the palm of)


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