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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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His owner, John Halewood, sent 12 cases of wine and the horse now has 10st 7lb, so handicappers are bribable! He will have one or two runs before and is going to take a serious amount of beating.
What Balfour's critique failed to mention was the fact that Britain systematically quelled democratic stirrings from Egypt to Iran, that it preferred dealing with bribable sheiks and khedives, and that it routinely favored ethnic and religious minorities, sowing future discord in the name of good government.
The relationship between Bo Bo (Boxer) and his mail order bride reveals itself to be mutually exploitable--she has unexpectedly brought over a whole load of boat people on the run from a bribable Immigration Department.
Easy's morality, unlike Marlowe's, is flexible, bribable, and susceptible to intimidation.