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1. Money or some other benefit given to a person in power, especially a public official, in an effort to cause the person to take a particular action.
2. Something offered to induce another to do something: tried to use dessert as a bribe to get the child to cooperate.
v. bribed, brib·ing, bribes
To give, offer, or promise a bribe to.
To give, offer, or promise bribes.

[Middle English, from Old French, piece of bread given as alms.]

brib′a·ble adj.
brib′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bribable - capable of being corruptedbribable - capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"


[ˈbraɪbəbl] ADJsobornable


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The enemy within Muslim communities as depicted in the film is also avaricious men like Ali, the mullah, and the bribable mayor who authorises interpretations of the Qur'an law in ways that benefit men.
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