bribery - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. the crime of giving money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal

    He is appearing in court on charges of bribery and tax evasion.

    1. a.
      an attempt to make someone do what you want by promising that they can do or have something

      Eventually, I resorted to bribery and promised them ice cream.