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Methods used in manipulation and bribery - thesaurus

Synonyms

manipulation

noun

behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way

bribe

noun

money or a present given to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal

psychological warfare

noun

attempts to make an opponent feel less confident

hush money

noun

money that is paid so that someone will not tell other people about embarrassing or illegal behaviour

bribery

noun

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

blackmail

noun

the use of threats to persuade a person or government to do what you want

special pleading

noun

an unfair attempt to influence someone in authority to do something that will be of benefit only to you

sop

noun

something that you give to someone to make them stop opposing you, causing trouble for you, or asking for something more valuable

lever

noun

something that you use for making people do something that you want them to do

decoy

noun

a person or thing that you use to trick someone into going somewhere or doing something

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bait

noun

someone who is used for attracting and catching someone else, especially a criminal

baksheesh

noun

informal a bribe (=money given to someone to persuade them to do something dishonest)

bribe

noun

a promise that you will give something to someone, especially a child, if they will agree to do what you want

gimmickry

noun

the use of gimmicks

kickback

noun

mainly Americaninformal money paid illegally to someone in exchange for something that they have done for you

payola

noun

mainly American the practice of giving someone a secret payment so that they will influence people to buy what you are selling

politics

noun

the use by someone of particular ideas to try to get what they want

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