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Synonyms for bribe
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bribe

    A gift is in the popular, and also in the legal sense that which is voluntarily bestowed without expectation of return or compensation. Gift is now almost always used in the good sense, bribe always in the evil sense to signify payment for a dishonorable service under the semblance of a gift. In Scriptural language gift is often used for bribe. "The king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it." Prov. xxix, 4. A benefaction is a charitable gift, generally of large amount, and viewed as of enduring value, as an endowment for a college. A donation is something, perhaps of great, never of trivial value, given usually on some public ground, as to a cause or to a person representing a cause, but not necessarily of value beyond the immediate present; as, a donation to a pastor. A gratuity is usually something of moderate value and is always given as to an inferior, and as of favor, not of right; as, a gratuity to a waiter. Largess is archaic for a bountiful gratuity, usually to be distributed among many, as among the heralds at ancient tournaments. A present is a gift of friendship, or conciliation, and given as to an equal or a superior; no one's pride is hurt by accepting what is viewed as strictly a present. A boon is a gift that has been desired or craved or perhaps asked, or something freely given that meets some great desire. A grant is commonly considerable in amount and given by public authority; as, a grant of public lands for a college.

    Synonyms:
    benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, donation, gift, grant, gratuity, largess, present

    Antonyms:
    compensation, earnings, guerdon, penalty, remuneration, wages

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribe, payoffverb

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

    Synonyms:
    issue, take, return, proceeds, yield, takings, payoff, wages, reward, final payment

  2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsverb

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

    Synonyms:
    grease one's palms, pervert, spoil, vitiate, deprave, debauch, purchase, subvert, profane, defile, sully, debase, misdirect, demoralise, corrupt, taint, demoralize, buy, cloud

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bribenoun

    Synonyms:
    reward of treachery

  2. bribeverb

    Synonyms:
    suborn, gain by a bribe, give a bribe to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bribenoun

    Synonyms:
    hush-money, boodle (Slang)

  2. bribeverb

    Synonyms:
    suborn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bribe":

    bribery, payoff, kickback, corrupt, buy

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How to use bribe in a sentence?

  1. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula:

    South Africa did not pay any bribe nor did it illegally obtain the right to host the World Cup.

  2. Judith Irène Balou:

    We will then get the answers from teachers and then bribe the exam supervisor to allow us to enter the hall with it.

  3. Heiko Maas:

    If it turns out that votes have been bought, you can't just stick to such a decision. It's important that the World Cup is not awarded to whoever pays the highest bribe.

  4. Chuck Blazer:

    Among other things, I agreed with other persons in or around 1992 to facilitate the acceptance of a bribe in conjunction with the selection of the host nation for the 1998 World Cup.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections, thats bribery.

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Translations for bribe

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  • رشوة, رشاArabic
  • ришүәтBashkir
  • подкуп, подкупвам, рушветBulgarian
  • úplatek, podplatit, uplatitCzech
  • bestikkeDanish
  • Bestechungsgeld, bestechen, schmieren, Schmiergeld, kaufenGerman
  • δωροδοκία, δωροδοκώ, δωροληψίαGreek
  • koruptiEsperanto
  • cohecho, soborno, coima, cohechar, alfadía, matraca, mordida, sobornarSpanish
  • pistis, altkäemaksEstonian
  • رشوه, رشوه دادنPersian
  • lahjus, lahjoaFinnish
  • pot-de-vin, soudoyer, corrompre, verserFrench
  • לשחד, שוחדHebrew
  • megvesztegetésHungarian
  • կաշառել, կաշառքArmenian
  • sogokan, suap, menyuap, menyogokIndonesian
  • mútaIcelandic
  • offrire, tangenteItalian
  • 賄賂Japanese
  • ქრთამი, ქრთამის მიცემაGeorgian
  • សំណូកKhmer
  • 뇌물Korean
  • ສິນບົນLao
  • kukulis, kukuļotLatvian
  • moni whakapati, whakapati, koha whakapatiMāori
  • omkopen, steekpenning, smeergeldDutch
  • łapówka, dawać łapówkęPolish
  • suborno, propina, subornarPortuguese
  • взятка, подкуп, подкупать, давать взяткуRussian
  • ми́то, míto, mítiti, podmititi, подмитити, potplátiti, митити, potkúpiti, поткупити, потплатитиSerbo-Croatian
  • muta, dusörSwedish
  • hongo, mlungula, chai, rushwaSwahili
  • లంచముTelugu
  • สินบนThai
  • rüşvet vermek, rüşvetTurkish
  • שמירן, שמיר, אונטערקויפֿןYiddish
  • 贿赂Chinese

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