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bribe

bribe

 
pronunciation:
braIb
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: something promised or given to a person as a way of getting that person to do a certain thing.
If the babysitter offers you five dollars for not telling your parents that she left you alone for an hour, the babysitter is offering you a bribe.
similar words:
hush, incentive, money, protection
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bribed, bribes, bribing
definition: to give or offer a bribe to.
She bribed me with candy so that I would walk to the store with her.
similar words:
corrupt
derivations: bribable (adj.), briber (n.)