—n. 1. money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, esp. in that person's performance as an athlete, public official, etc.: The motorist offered the arresting officer a bribe to let him go. 2. anything given or serving to persuade or induce: The children were given candy as a bribe to be good.
—v.t. 1. to give or promise a bribe to: They bribed the reporter to forget about what he had seen. 2. to influence or corrupt by a bribe: The judge was too honest to be bribed.