What does bribe mean?

Definitions for bribe

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribe, payoffverb

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

  2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsverb

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"


  1. bribenoun

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

  2. bribeverb

    To give a bribe to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bribenoun

    a gift begged; a present

  2. Bribenoun

    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. Bribenoun

    that which seduces; seduction; allurement

  4. Bribeverb

    to rob or steal

  5. Bribeverb

    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. Bribeverb

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

  7. Bribeverb

    to commit robbery or theft

  8. Bribeverb

    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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  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. Chuck Blazer:

    Among other things, I agreed with other persons in or around 1992 to facilitate the acceptance of a bribe in conjunction with the selection of the host nation for the 1998 World Cup.

  2. James Carafano:

    Look, we see this playing out in real time in Iran even as we watch the Ukraine crisis unfold, they want an Iran deal, and their idea is they’re going to give them such a good deal and bribe them so much that the Iranians will cooperate. That’s nonsense.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections, thats bribery.

  4. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula:

    South Africa did not pay any bribe nor did it illegally obtain the right to host the World Cup.

  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
  • подкупвам, рушвет, подкупBulgarian
  • uplatit, úplatek, podplatitCzech
  • bestikkeDanish
  • bestechen, kaufen, schmieren, Schmiergeld, BestechungsgeldGerman
  • δωροδοκία, δωροδοκώ, δωροληψίαGreek
  • koruptiEsperanto
  • cohechar, sobornar, alfadía, coima, soborno, cohecho, matraca, mordidaSpanish
  • pistis, altkäemaksEstonian
  • رشوه دادن, رشوهPersian
  • lahjoa, lahjusFinnish
  • soudoyer, pot-de-vin, corrompre, verserFrench
  • שוחד, לשחדHebrew
  • megvesztegetésHungarian
  • կաշառք, կաշառելArmenian
  • suap, menyuap, menyogok, sogokanIndonesian
  • mútaIcelandic
  • offrire, tangenteItalian
  • 賄賂Japanese
  • ქრთამი, ქრთამის მიცემაGeorgian
  • សំណូកKhmer
  • 뇌물Korean
  • ສິນບົນLao
  • kukulis, kukuļotLatvian
  • whakapati, moni whakapati, koha whakapatiMāori
  • smeergeld, omkopen, steekpenningDutch
  • dawać łapówkę, łapówkaPolish
  • subornar, suborno, propinaPortuguese
  • взятка, давать взятку, подкупать, подкупRussian
  • потплатити, potplátiti, подмитити, podmititi, mítiti, митити, míto, ми́то, potkúpiti, поткупитиSerbo-Croatian
  • dusör, mutaSwedish
  • rushwa, chai, mlungula, hongoSwahili
  • లంచముTelugu
  • สินบนThai
  • rüşvet, rüşvet vermekTurkish
  • رشوتUrdu
  • אונטערקויפֿן, שמיר, שמירןYiddish
  • 贿赂Chinese

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    • A. soft-witted
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