Meaning of BRIBE in English

BRIBE

v. & n.

v.tr. (often foll. by to + infin.) persuade (a person etc.) to act improperly in one's favour by a gift of money, services, etc. (bribed the guard to release the suspect).

n. money or services offered in the process of bribing. bribable adj. briber n. bribery n.

[ ME f. OF briber, brimber beg, of unkn. orig. ]

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