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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.

References in classic literature ?
It was Antimachus who had been foremost in preventing Helen's being restored to Menelaus, for he was largely bribed by Alexandrus; and now Agamemnon took his two sons, both in the same chariot, trying to bring their horses to a stand--for they had lost hold of the reins and the horses were mad with fear.
Fanny, Fanny, I see you smile and look cunning, but, upon my honour, I never bribed a physician in my life.
Girls are bullied or coaxed or bribed, or all three together, into marrying nasty fellows.
I ran from Mhow by night, bribing the police, who had been bribed to hand me over without question to my enemies in the South.
With characteristic promptness and audacity he set about this at once, and we cannot doubt that the boots or chamber-maid of the hotel was well bribed to help him in his design.
Then shoot him all the more," cried the poet impatiently; "he was bribed to upset his master.
I shall tell her that you have bribed Roberts to make the car break down so that--'
Now I come to think of it," he looked inquiringly at us with his frankest smile as he made the discovery, "Vholes bribed me, perhaps?
Instantly I knew that this newcomer had bribed his way within the garden.
have no opportunity of being bribed like the ephori, as they live in an [1272b] island far from those who would corrupt them.
Rattray's best port, that they were trying to make her take for her health) with which Eva had bribed him, and I gave it to him before laying hands on a couple of chairs.
To make matters worse, she was quite impervious to mercenary considerations, and could not be bribed in any way.