bribe

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Synonyms for bribe

inducement

buy off

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Synonyms for bribe

money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior

to give, offer, or promise a bribe to

Synonyms

Synonyms for bribe

payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

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His idea of investment was the stocking; he bribed his brother not to keep the offer open.
My friend was scornful, and I bribed him to mention the plebiscite to no one, but secretly I was elated and amazed.
The girls, too, had some fear of their mother's anger; and the boy might occasionally be bribed to do as she bid him by the hope of reward; but I had no rewards to offer; and as for punishments, I was given to understand, the parents reserved that privilege to themselves; and yet they expected me to keep my pupils in order.
There were always the governesses, you know, and lessons, and sewing, and housekeeping; but I'm afraid we were too often bribed to our tasks with promises of horses or of cattle drives.
I let her take what she pleased, and so bribed her to run away into the inner room.
Pleased and flattered to be bribed, although by nothing but an empty promise, the Judge let him go.
Sally had been bribed by promises of as many 'goodies' as she could eat, and being a regular madcap, she was ready for anything.
They loosened the rails before he sat on them, so that down he came on the back of his head; they tripped him up by catching his bootlace and bribed the ducks to sink his boat.
The fact was, that Ralph Nickleby had bribed the man, who, being anxious to earn his money with a view to future favours, held the door in his hand, and ventured to linger still.
Nevertheless, the tragedians and Pindar disobeying our behests, although they acknowledge that Asclepius was the son of Apollo, say also that he was bribed into healing a rich man who was at the point of death, and for this reason he was struck by lightning.
For you must know that, though I am a very wicked Marionette full of faults, still I never have been, nor ever shall be, bribed.
The heroe, being unwilling to quit his shoulder of mutton, and as unwilling to draw on himself the indignation of Mr Wilks (his brother-manager) for making the audience wait, had bribed these his harbingers to be out of the way.
In the morning, Thomas Mugridge being duly bribed, the galley is pleasantly areek with the odour of their frying; while dolphin meat is served fore and aft on such occasions as Johnson catches the blazing beauties from the bowsprit end.
The crux of the case was that Mani was bribed to get a favourable government stance for renewing bar licences in the state.
17 graft scandal, which implicated several former Cabinet members and key businesspeople, has revealed that Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab had bribed the former ministers and businesspeople dozens of times, sending another shockwave through a Turkish society that had only recently begun to overcome its initial shock over the original corruption allegations.