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What Is Bribe? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS BRIBE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of the term “bribe” and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS BRIBE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • persuade (someone) to act in one’s favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.
  • a sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust
  • something that serves to induce or influence
  • to influence the judgment or conduct of (someone) with or as if with offers of money or favor : to induce or influence by or as if by bribery

Synonyms

Here are the following synonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • buy off
    • pay off
    • suborn
    • corrupt
    • get at
    • fix
    • square
    • corrupt
    • give someone a backhander
    • nobble

Etymology

The term came from the Old French terms briber or brimber which means “beg”. Its original sense was “rob or extort”.

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • I offered the children a bribe for finishing their homework.
  • The money was to be obtained in order to bribe the German electors.
  • In 776, Mandi constrained him for a large bribe to renounce his right of succession in favour of his sons, Musa and Harun.
  • To them Alexius, son of the deposed Isaac, made appeal, promising as a crowning bribe to heal the schism of East and West if they would help him to depose his uncle.

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