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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.briber - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful actbriber - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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I have been credibly informed, and am inclined to believe, that the various boards of directors of railway companies, those gigantic jobbers and bribers, while quarrelling about everything else, agreed together some ten years back to buy up the learned profession of medicine, body and soul.
Commenting on information that the United States offered a bribe of millions of dollars to the captain of the Iranian oil tanker in exchange for cooperation with Washington to seize the tanker, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a tweet on Twitter: that America, after failing in maritime piracy, resorted directly to briber./ End
'I suggest you confront the confessed briber and her accomplice,' he said, adding that he did not feel the need to respond to Sapangila's allegations since her story was 'full of holes.'
briber Then I tried bribery (OK, not PS1billion like for the f DUP, but two packets of football cards and a Krispy Kreme each.) They spat them out.
He called for the arrest of briber givers and takers.
The briber can be exempted from punishment if he informs the authorities prior to the discovery of the offence, and this may provide some means by which corporate entities can limit their exposure upon becoming aware of any apparent offences under the Anti-Bribery Law.
It provides protection if the briber assists the investigative agency.
That was just four days after he blew my mind by reporting that the FBI believed Wilkins' briber, lobbyist and mental health care executive Rusty Cranford, had tried to hire a hit man to kill a co-defendant in the embezzlement case that has him in custody in Springfield.
This qualification is important because many anticorruption programs and corruption surveys focus exclusively on briber)'.
Then Labour, too, failed to convince the country, despite the post-result smirks from that serial briber of the electorate, and terrorists' friend, Jeremy Corbyn.
"Herman Epstein is a serial briber who has shown time and again that nothing will stop him from cutting corners to make a profit," said DA Vance.