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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


References in classic literature ?
"Oh, you admit, then, that he is bribable? No, he would ask too much, and it would not be exactly fair.
With the unprecedentedly malleable and bribable National Assembly we have now, this would be a cakewalk.
This could be equally true of the Hindi-belt "lesser men" (bribable politicians) too.
The frequency of cut stems and snares in the forest indicates a weak and/or bribable rule enforcement system.