Bribe

  • 1 bribe — bribe …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 2 bribe — [ brib ] n. f. • XIVe; probablt d un rad. expressif 1 ♦ Vieilli Menu morceau, petite quantité. ⇒ fragment, parcelle. « Et plus une bribe de tabac » (Martin du Gard). 2 ♦ Fig. Des bribes de conversations, de phrases, de souvenirs. « j avais appris …

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  • 3 bribe — 1 n: a benefit (as money) given, promised, or offered in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust (as an official or witness) compare kickback bribe 2 vt bribed, brib·ing: to influence (a person) by giving a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Bribe — Bribe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bribing}.] 1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust)… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Bribe — Bribe, v. i. 1. To commit robbery or theft. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] An attempt to bribe,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 bribe — BRIBE. s. f. Gros morceau de pain, Une bribe de pain. une grosse bribe de pain. il a mangé une bribe de pain bis. Bribe, Se dit aussi par extension, des morceaux de viande que les valets serrent, que l on donne à ceux qui demandent l aumosne. Ce… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 Bribe — (br[imac]b), n. [F. bribe a lump of bread, scraps, leavings of meals (that are generally given to a beggar), LL. briba scrap of bread; cf. OF. briber, brifer, to eat gluttonously, to beg, and OHG. bilibi food.] 1. A gift begged; a present. [Obs.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 bribe — BRIBE. s. f. Gros morceau de pain. Une bribe de pain. Il a mangé une bribe de pain bis. Il est populaire.Bribes, au pluriel, se dit par extension et familièrement, Des morceaux de viande que les valets serrent, ou que l on donne à ceux qui… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 9 bribe — [brīb] n. [ME < OFr, morsel of bread given to beggars < briber, to beg] 1. anything, esp. money, given or promised to induce a person to do something illegal or wrong 2. anything given or promised to induce a person to do something against… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 bribe — bribe; bribe·able; …

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  • 11 bribe — [n] payoff to influence illegal or wrong activity allurement, bait, blackmail, buyoff, compensation, contract, corrupting gift, corrupt money, enticement, envelope*, feedbag*, fringe benefit, gift, goody*, graft, gratuity, gravy*, grease*, hush… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 bribe — ► VERB ▪ dishonestly persuade (someone) to act in one s favour by paying them or giving other inducement. ► NOUN ▪ an inducement offered in an attempt to bribe. DERIVATIVES bribery noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «rob, extort», later «money… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 bribe — Bribe, Panis mendicatus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 bribe — ▪ I. bribe bribe 1 [braɪb] noun [countable] LAW an amount of money or something valuable that someone gives you to persuade you to help them or do something dishonest for them: • US citizens are forbidden by law from offering bribes to officials… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 bribe — 01. He was arrested after trying to [bribe] a policeman who had stopped him for speeding. 02. The president of a construction company was arrested for [bribery] after offering the mayor $100,000 to accept his company s bid to build the new… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 bribe — I UK [braɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bribe : present tense I/you/we/they bribe he/she/it bribes present participle bribing past tense bribed past participle bribed a) to give money or presents to someone so that they will help you by… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 bribe — {{11}}bribe (n.) late 14c., thing stolen, from O.Fr. bribe bit, piece, hunk; morsel of bread given to beggars (14c.), from briber, brimber to beg, a general Romanic word (Gamillscheg marks it as Rotwelsch, i.e. thieves jargon ), of uncertain… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 bribe — bribable, bribeable, adj. bribability, bribeability, n. bribee, n. briber, n. /bruyb/, n., v., bribed, bribing. n. 1. money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, esp. in that… …

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  • 19 bribe — (bri b ) s. f. 1°   Gros morceau de pain. Manger une bribe de pain. Il est populaire. 2°   Les restes d un repas. •   Cela se changeait en un déjeuner dont j étais le pourvoyeur, et qu il partageait avec un autre camarade ; car pour moi, très… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 bribe — I n. 1) to give, offer a bribe 2) to accept, take a bribe II v. 1)(D; tr.) to bribe into (to bribe smb. into collusion) 2) (H) they bribed him to overlook the violation * * * [braɪb] offer a bribe take a (H) they bribed him to overlook the… …

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