What does bribe mean?

Definitions for bribe
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bribe.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bribe

    brīb, n. something given to influence unduly the judgment or corrupt the conduct: allurement.—v.t. to influence by a bribe: to gain over.—v.i. to practise bribery.—ns. Brib′er, one who bribes; Brib′ery, the act of giving or taking bribes; Brib′ery-oath, an oath taken by an elector that he has not been bribed. [O. Fr. bribe, a lump of bread; origin dub.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bribe in a Sentence

  1. Alan Dershowitz:

    Its not, its not, the question is how you define corrupt, and my argument was theres a big difference between taking a bribe --I gave an example right on the floor of the Senate. If the president said, Im not giving you your money, Im withholding the money unless you let me build a hotel and have my name on it or give me a million-dollar kickback.Thats corrupt. Thats clear.

  2. Alan Dershowitz:

    Its not, its not, the question is how you define corrupt, and my argument was theres a big difference between taking a bribe -- I gave an example right on the floor of The Senate. If the president said, Im not giving you your money, Im withholding the money unless you let me build a hotel and have my name on it or give me a million-dollar kickback.Thats corrupt. Thats clear.

  3. Geoffrey Berman:

    By funneling multimillion-dollar bribe payments through the U.S. financial system, the companies and individual defendants corruptly tried to tip the global economy in their favor and line their own pockets.

  4. Paul Shechtman:

    At the first trial we argued that the $60,000 payment to Mr. Rechnitz was inappropriate, so I'm not surprised by today's plea, i respect Mr. Huberfeld greatly for admitting what he did, and for not admitting what he didn't do. Implicit in this plea is that he did not pay a bribe to Norman Seabrook.

  5. The FBI:

    The incarcerated fraudsters — who typically bribe guards to acquire cell phones — would choose an affluent area such as Beverly Hills, California, they would search the Internet to learn the correct area code and telephone dialing prefix. Then, with nothing but time on their hands, they would start dialing numbers in sequence, trolling for victims.

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  • رشوة, رشاArabic
  • ришүәтBashkir
  • подкуп, подкупвам, рушветBulgarian
  • úplatek, podplatit, uplatitCzech
  • bestikkeDanish
  • Bestechungsgeld, bestechen, schmieren, Schmiergeld, kaufenGerman
  • δωροδοκία, δωροδοκώ, δωροληψίαGreek
  • koruptiEsperanto
  • cohecho, soborno, coima, cohechar, alfadía, matraca, mordida, sobornarSpanish
  • pistis, altkäemaksEstonian
  • رشوه, رشوه دادنPersian
  • lahjus, lahjoaFinnish
  • pot-de-vin, soudoyer, corrompre, verserFrench
  • לשחד, שוחדHebrew
  • megvesztegetésHungarian
  • կաշառել, կաշառքArmenian
  • sogokan, suap, menyuap, menyogokIndonesian
  • mútaIcelandic
  • offrire, tangenteItalian
  • 賄賂Japanese
  • ქრთამი, ქრთამის მიცემაGeorgian
  • សំណូកKhmer
  • 뇌물Korean
  • ສິນບົນLao
  • kukulis, kukuļotLatvian
  • moni whakapati, whakapati, koha whakapatiMāori
  • omkopen, steekpenning, smeergeldDutch
  • łapówka, dawać łapówkęPolish
  • suborno, propina, subornarPortuguese
  • взятка, подкуп, подкупать, давать взяткуRussian
  • ми́то, míto, mítiti, podmititi, подмитити, potplátiti, митити, potkúpiti, поткупити, потплатитиSerbo-Croatian
  • muta, dusörSwedish
  • hongo, mlungula, chai, rushwaSwahili
  • లంచముTelugu
  • สินบนThai
  • rüşvet vermek, rüşvetTurkish
  • שמירן, שמיר, אונטערקויפֿןYiddish
  • 贿赂Chinese

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