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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.]
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|Noun||1.||briber - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act|
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