To buy off

To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience.
- Chaucer.
To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one from a party.

See also: Buy, Buy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They don't care for their contempt, and then they use their dishonest gains to buy off the contempt they have deserved."
Clare was good-natured and self-indulgent, and sought to buy off with presents and flatteries; and when Marie became mother to a beautiful daughter, he really felt awakened, for a time, to something like tenderness.
SCROOGE-like Chancellor Philip Hammond should think again if he tries to buy off workers with a few extra pennies after years of squeezing wages.
That's probably less than what Teva might have had to pay if the case went to trial as scheduled on June 1, but it might deter other companies from trying to buy off the competition.
One per cent is enough to distinguish the SNP from right-wing Westminster and to buy off discontent from trade union bosses.
17 (ANI): British forces stationed in Afghanistan have been issued new guidelines, asking them to buy off potential Taliban recruits with "bags of gold."
SO THE Labour Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has looked to buy off his core Labour vote with a pointless tax hike for the highest earners.
Do you encourage purchasers to buy off plan and what are the added benefits of doing this?Buying off plan isn't for everyone: those who want the top plot with stunning views may find buying off plan is the best way to secure this.
Theresa May, Tory spokesman for the family, said: "Labour has wasted taxpayers' money on a ploy to buy off criticism."
The family of a British holidaymaker, who died in a Greek hospital, has been told that the three doctors convicted of his manslaughter will be allowed to buy off any prison sentence and will carry on working.
Some will be paid to take land out of production and others to keep land in production -- in an effort to buy off both environmentalists and farm preservationists.
"You're not going to buy off these groups," warns Dr.