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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bribe \Bribe\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bribing}.]

1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.

Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience. --F. W. Robertson.

3. To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.

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