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bribe

noun [C]  us   /brɑɪb/
the act of giving someone money or something else of value, often illegally, to persuade that person to do something you want: Congressmen have been accused of accepting bribes to pass bills favoring particular companies.

bribe

verb [T]  us   /brɑɪb/
to give someone money or something else of value, often illegally, to persuade that person to do something you want: He was accused of bribing a building inspector.
Translations of “bribe”
in Arabic رَشْوة…
in Korean 뇌물…
in Malaysian rasuah…
in French pot-de-vin…
in Turkish rüşvet verme…
in Italian bustarella, tangente, mazzetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賄賂, 收買…
in Russian взятка…
in Polish łapówka…
in Vietnamese vật hối lộ…
in Spanish soborno…
in Portuguese suborno…
in Thai สินบน…
in German das Bestechungsgeld…
in Catalan suborn…
in Japanese わいろ…
in Indonesian suap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贿赂, 收买…
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