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Synonyms for bribe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribe, payoff(verb)

    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 palms(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bribe(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reward of treachery

  2. bribe(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bribe(n)

    Synonyms:
    hush-money, boodle (Slang)

  2. bribe(v)

    Synonyms:
    suborn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bribery, payoff, kickback, corrupt, buy

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How to use bribe in a sentence?

  1. Geoffrey Berman:

    By funneling multimillion-dollar bribe payments through the U.S. financial system, the companies and individual defendants corruptly tried to tip the global economy in their favor and line their own pockets.

  2. 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.

  3. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  4. 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.

  5. Alfonso Sabella:

    I would put my hand in the fire and say there is now no mafia in city hall. But I can't say the same about corruption. Even as we speak, someone is probably paying someone a bribe somewhere in the Rome city council, that is what makes one so bitter.


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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