Definitions for bribebraɪb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bribebraɪb(n.; v.)bribed, brib•ing.

  1. (n.)money or other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, as a public official.

  2. anything given or serving to persuade or induce.

  3. (v.t.)to give or promise a bribe to.

  4. to influence or corrupt by a bribe.

  5. (v.i.)to give a bribe; practice bribery.

Origin of bribe:

1350–1400; ME < MF: remnant of food given as alms


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribe, payoff(verb)

    payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

  2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms(verb)

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bribe(verb)ɪb

    to offer money or a gift for a favor

    ***He bribed officials to get information.

  2. bribe(noun)ɪb

    money or gift for a favor

    to accept a bribe from sb


  1. bribe(Noun)

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

  2. bribe(Verb)

    To give a bribe to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bribe(noun)

    a gift begged; a present

  2. Bribe(noun)

    a price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust

  3. Bribe(noun)

    that which seduces; seduction; allurement

  4. Bribe(verb)

    to rob or steal

  5. Bribe(verb)

    to give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to

  6. Bribe(verb)

    to gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe

  7. Bribe(verb)

    to commit robbery or theft

  8. Bribe(verb)

    to give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise

Translations for bribe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a gift offered to persuade a person to do something, usually dishonest

Policemen are not allowed to accept bribes.

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