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bribe

noun corrupt money, corrupt offering, graft, hush money, illegal donation, illegal incentive, illegal incitation, illegal inducement, illegal lure, illegal offer, illegal offering, illegal present, illegal reward, offering, pretium, protection money, sop, unlawful bait, unlawful compensation, unlawful gift, unlawful gratuity
Associated concepts: acceptance of a bribe, bribe-giving for public office, bribery, bribing a witness, corruption, obstructing justice, offer to bribe, official misconnuct, rewarding official misconduct, solicitation of a bribe, unlawful gratuities
See also: coax, corrupt, hush money, lure, suborn

BRIBE, crim. law. The gift or promise, which is accepted, of some advantage, as the inducement for some illegal act or omission; or of some illegal emolument, as a consideration, for preferring one person to another, in the performance of a legal act.

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I inhaled the scent of what might be the corpse of a drug addict who'd wandered here from the Cais do Sodre station and persuaded the excruciatingly bribable porteira downstairs to let him expire in some warmth.
Or if they knew a friendly - or bribable - quack they got a certificate 'proving' they needed spirits for 'medicinal purposes'.
We search for bribable tribal leaders among the Pushtuns, supporters among ambitious Afghan expatriates and long-suffering refugees, even among "moderates" within the Taliban.