money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, especially in that person’s performance as an athlete, public official, etc.:
The motorist offered the arresting officer a bribe to let him go.
anything given or serving to persuade or induce:
The children were given candy as a bribe to be good.
to give or promise a bribe to:
They bribed the reporter to forget about what he had seen.
to influence or corrupt by a bribe:
The judge was too honest to be bribed.
to give a bribe; practice bribery.
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to promise, offer, or give something, usually money, to (a person) to procure services or gain influence, esp illegally
a reward, such as money or favour, given or offered for this purpose
any persuasion or lure
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