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bribe 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/brīb/,
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bribed, past tense; bribed, past participle; bribes, 3rd person singular present; bribing, present participle;
  1. Persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement
    • - an undercover agent bribed the judge into giving a lenient sentence
    • - you weren't willing to be good to your sister without being bribed with a lollipop
    • - he has no money to bribe with
Noun
  1. A sum of money or other inducement offered or given in this way


  1. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
  2. payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
  3. (bribery) the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
  4. The Bribe (1949) is an American crime film noir directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Marguerite Roberts, based on a story written by Frederick Nebel. The drama features Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and others.
  5. The Bribe: variations and extensions on Spillane is an album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn, consisting of music created for three half-hour radio plays produced by Mabou Mines theater company in 1986. ...
  6. Bribery, a form of corruption, is an act implying money or gift given that alters the behavior of the recipient. ...
  7. Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty; To give a bribe to
  8. (bribery) the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions; the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes
  9. (Bribery) Doing any one of a number of acts to induce a person to vote or refrain from voting or to reward him for having done so, such as giving or lending money; and giving or procuring an office or employment, amounts to bribery. ...
  10. (Bribery) Involving a company from an industrialized country offering an illicit payment to a developing country's public official with perceived or real influence over contract awards. Bribery may range from gifts to large amounts of money.
  11. (Bribery) Showing the reinforcer the parrot will receive prior to performance of the behavior. This can be an acceptable practice to initiate a behavior, but should be quickly phased out so that the reinforcer is not seen before presentation of the behavior. ...
  12. (Bribery) Something you give before a bad behavior occurs which causes the bad behavior to occur. Never recommended for use by anybody.
  13. Bribery is the direct or indirect offering of illegal compensation to a government employee.
  14. A payment made to person, often a government official such as a customs officer, to induce favorable treatment.
  15. money offered to procure an action or decision in favour of the giver;  bribery is an illegal business practice in most countries.
  16. A price, reward, or favor--most often consisting of money and/or property--bestowed or promised by a seller, to the end that the recipient will permit his judgment and conduct to be corrupted. ...
  17. a) Anything, especially money, given or promised to induce a person to do something illegal or wrong; b) Anything given or promised to induce a person to do something against his wishes. Also (vt) To get or influence by bribing.
  18. None to be taken; "for the gift maketh open eyes blind, and perverteth the cause of the righteous" (Exo 23:8, literally rendered).
  19. defined in the UK Bribery Act 2010 as offence(s) of offering, promising, requesting, agreeing to receive or accepting a financial or other advantage to induce or reward a person to improperly perform a relevant function. A function is performed improperly if in breach of relevant expectation. ...
  20. Something that is given or offered to a person or organization in a position of trust to induce that agent to behave in a way that is inconsistent with that trust. As C.E. ...
  21. [O^], PO up, FO away, pushes "money" under the table of [B], PO down, FO > DS, while body leans > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - bribe.
  22. When this phrase is mentioned on an email list expect a flame war. A common differentiation made between bribe and expedite fee…. You pay someone to act illegally. You pay an expedite fee for someone to work faster. I will be blogging on this later in the week.
  23. a fragment of a conversation
  24. Accepting a bribe signifies you have high moral standards, but to refuse a bribe indicates that someone owing you will unexpectedly pay their debt. Dreaming that you are bribing someone tells of a situation bringing great disappointment and sorrow.