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English noun: bribe

1. bribe (possession) payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment


Broader (hypernym)payment

Narrower (hyponym)hush money, kickback, payola, soap

English verb: bribe

1. bribe (possession) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

SamplesThis judge can be bought.

ExamplesSam cannot bribe Sue

Synonymsbuy, corrupt, grease one's palms

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pay

Narrower (hyponym)buy off, pay off, sop

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

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