bribe

Part of speech: verb

To give a bribe to; give or offer bribes.

Part of speech: noun

Any gift used corruptly to influence public or official action; anything that seduces or allures; an allurement.

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Usage examples "bribe":

  1. Up, and with Sir J. Minnes to attend the Duke, and then we back again and rode into the beginning of my Lord Chancellor's new house, near St. James's; which common people have already called Dunkirke- house, from their opinion of his having a good bribe for the selling of that towne. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. She could not hope to bribe them, for she had no money. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  3. I didn't bribe the cook to put paraffin oil in your dinner, and I should never have thought of pouring Condy's Fluid over your bed. - "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.