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  • 1 Bribe — Bribe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bribing}.] 1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust)… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bribe — [brīb] n. [ME < OFr, morsel of bread given to beggars < briber, to beg] 1. anything, esp. money, given or promised to induce a person to do something illegal or wrong 2. anything given or promised to induce a person to do something against… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Bribe — Bribe, v. i. 1. To commit robbery or theft. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] An attempt to bribe,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bribe — bribable, bribeable, adj. bribability, bribeability, n. bribee, n. briber, n. /bruyb/, n., v., bribed, bribing. n. 1. money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, esp. in that… …

    Universalium

  • 5 bribe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. graft, bait; grease, payola, fix, hush money (all sl.). v. t. overtip; suborn, tempt, corrupt, grease [the palm]. See offer, purchase. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. graft, fee, reward, hush money, sop, lure …

    English dictionary for students

  • 6 bribe — [[t]braɪb[/t]] n. v. bribed, brib•ing 1) 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) to give or promise a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 bribe — I. n. Reward of treachery, price of corruption, corrupting gift. II. v. a. Suborn, gain by a bribe, give a bribe to …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 8 bribe — 1. noun /braɪb/ Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty. 2. verb /braɪb/ To give a bribe to …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 bribe — 1 n: a benefit (as money) given, promised, or offered in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust (as an official or witness) compare kickback bribe 2 vt bribed, brib·ing: to influence (a person) by giving a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 bribe — ▪ I. bribe bribe 1 [braɪb] noun [countable] LAW an amount of money or something valuable that someone gives you to persuade you to help them or do something dishonest for them: • US citizens are forbidden by law from offering bribes to officials… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 bribe — I UK [braɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bribe : present tense I/you/we/they bribe he/she/it bribes present participle bribing past tense bribed past participle bribed a) to give money or presents to someone so that they will help you by… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 bribe — I n. 1) to give, offer a bribe 2) to accept, take a bribe II v. 1)(D; tr.) to bribe into (to bribe smb. into collusion) 2) (H) they bribed him to overlook the violation * * * [braɪb] offer a bribe take a (H) they bribed him to overlook the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 bribe — bribe1 [ braıb ] verb transitive to give money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal: They were found guilty of trying to bribe officials. bribe someone to do something: They tried to bribe the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 bribe — bribe1 [braıb] v [T] 1.) to illegally give someone, especially a public official, money or a gift in order to persuade them to do something for you ▪ The only way we could get into the country was by bribing the border officials. bribe sb to do… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bribe — /braɪb / (say bruyb) noun 1. anything of value, as money or preferential treatment, privilege, etc., given or promised for corrupt behaviour in the performance of official or public duty. 2. anything given or serving to persuade or induce. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 bribe — [braɪb] verb [T] I to give money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something wrong or illegal They tried to bribe the judge to find their brother not guilty.[/ex] II noun [C] bribe [braɪb] money or a present that you give …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 bribe — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + BRIBE ▪ give sb, offer (sb), pay sb ▪ He admitted paying bribes to police officers. ▪ accept, take PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 bribe — [[t]bra͟ɪb[/t]] bribes, bribing, bribed 1) N COUNT A bribe is a sum of money or something valuable that one person offers or gives to another in order to persuade him or her to do something. He was being investigated for receiving bribes. 2) VERB …

    English dictionary

  • 19 bribe — 1 verb (T) to pay money to someone to persuade them to help you, especially by doing something dishonest: bribe sb to do sth: We bribed the doorman to let us in. | bribe sb for sth: prisoners bribing guards with cigarettes 2 noun (C) an amount of …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 bribe — Any money, goods, right in action, property, thing of value, or any preferment, advantage, privilege or emolument, or any promise or undertaking to give any, asked, given, or accepted, with a corrupt intent to induce or influence action, vote, or …

    Black's law dictionary