Definition of bribe :
1. A gift begged; a present.
2. A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
3. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
4. To commit robbery or theft.
5. To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.
6. To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise.
7. To give or promise a reward or consideration to ( a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
8. To rob or steal.
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- To avoid the disgrace, the parents bribe the bridegroom to keep the secret, and to assert the bride's innocence. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
- They did not know that in every land, in every walk of life, there are men who will " reject a bribe and who will die for an idea." - "Face to Face with Kaiserism", James W. Gerard.
- I believe you want me to bribe you! - "Lord John in New York", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.