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bribe

noun

1 bribe

Payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment.

synonym: payoff.

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 784: giving etc. v.; bestowal, bestowment, donation; presentation, presentment; accordance; concession; delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 30: compensation, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise; etc. 774 neutralization, nullification; counteraction etc. 179; reaction; measure for measure, ... show more

Roget 809: expenditure, money going out; out goings, out lay; expenses, disbursement; prime cost etc. (price) 812; circulation; run upon a bank.    payment etc. ... show more

Dutch: goede voornemen, omkoopsom, smeergeld, steekpenning, steekpenningen
Polish: koperta, kopertówa, kopertówka, korzyść majątkowa, szeleszczący argument, wziątka, łapówa, łapówka



verb

1 bribe

Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.

synonyms: buy, corrupt, grease one's palms.

Roget 784: deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of; hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over; assign dower.    present, give away, dispense, dispose of; ... show more

Roget 795: buy, purchase, invest in, procure; rent etc. (hire) 788; repurchase, buy in.    keep in one's pay, bribe, suborn; pay ... show more

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Trinkgeld, approach, bait, bonus, boodle, bounty, bribe money, buy, buy off, carrot, consideration, corrupt, donative, double time, encouragement, fee, fillip, fix, get at, get to ... show more.

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