bribe (plural bribes)
- Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
- Undue reward for anything against justice is a bribe.
- That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
- Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these everblooming sweets.
- 1974, George Fox, Mario Puzo, Earthquake
- Remy, this was a bribe! Our whole marriage has been nothing but a series of bribes!
- See Thesaurus:bribe
- French: pot-de-vin
- German: Bestechungsgeld, Schmiergeld
- Italian: tangente, bustarella
- Portuguese: suborno, propina
- Russian: взя́тка
- Spanish: soborno, (colloquial) coima (Argentina), matraca (Venezuela), mordida (Mexico), cohecho, alfadía
bribe (bribes, present participle bribing; past and past participle bribed)
- (transitive) To give a bribe#Noun|bribe to; specifically, to ask a person to do something, usually against his/her will, in exchange for some type of reward or relief from potential trouble.
- Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience.
- (transitive) To gain by a bribe; to induce as by a bribe.
- to bribe somebody's compliance
- French: verser un pot-de-vin, soudoyer, corrompre
- German: bestechen, schmieren, kaufen (colloquially)
- Italian: offrire una tangente, corrompere
- Portuguese: subornar
- Russian: дава́ть взятка
- Spanish: sobornar, cohechar, coimear (South America), aceitar (Argentina, Uruguay, Honduras, Cuba), untar, comprar, corromper