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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

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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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I don't wish to bribe you, but I'll give you my heartiest kiss, and promise to eat every crumb of the loaf myself.
Yet that terror was not fright, But a tremulous delight -- A feeling not the jewelled mine Could teach or bribe me to define -- Nor Love -- although the Love were thine.
Yes, and wanted to bribe me to do it by sharing a chest of treasure--at least, he thought it was--stolen from Mr.
A little while ago he offered to give it to me--another bribe to accept him.
I suggested, as I rose to go, that it was not right to betray my guardian's confidence for a bribe.
They probably think I am offering them the grain to bribe them to remain here, while I myself go away leaving them to the mercy of the French," thought Princess Mary.
spent ten thousand pounds and failed because he did not bribe enough.
The Tories bribe, you know: Hawley and his set bribe with treating, hot codlings, and that sort of thing; and they bring the voters drunk to the poll.
I won't threaten," he said, "and I won't offer to bribe you, but I've got to have that week's grace.
It was a bribe," father protested; and Ernest nodded.
It is the bribe for living, the champagne of the blood, the effervescence of the ferment--that makes some men think holy thoughts, and other men to see God or to create him when they cannot see him.
The man denied the charge of seeking and accepting bribes, claiming that he was only collecting money one of the drivers owed him
FOOTBALL FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer has said he and others took bribes for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup, in a testimony published by the United States Department of Justice.
PESHAWAR -- In order to meet their annual revenue target, Peshawar Traffic Police have started taking bribes and giving challans for no reasons to innocent people, Salman Khan resident of Pahari Pura said while talking to media at Peshawar Press Club.
The Dubai Court of First Instance found the Emirati defendant guilty of abusing his public job [as supervisor at an RTA customer service section] and accepting bribes and forging e-transactions pertaining to driving licences.