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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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You have an empowered buffoon like Larry Gadon say the most outrageous things, not only about Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno but now about a supposed cabal of bribable senators, without so much as a reprimand from a compliant Congress, and younger politicians and political activists may begin to think that raw power really does trump the rule of law.
In between are the multiple acts that are so pervasive they have become essentially invisible, from bribable police officers to regulation-skirting businesses.
A bribable public servant will misappropriate public funds if his required incentive from doing so is no less than his incentive from not doing so.