bribe vs payoff what difference

what is difference between bribe and payoff

English

Etymology

From Old French briber (go begging).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brīb, IPA(key): /bɹaɪb/
  • Rhymes: -aɪb

Noun

bribe (plural bribes)

  1. Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
    • c. 1613-1625, Henry Hobart, Yardly v. Ellill
      Undue reward for anything against justice is a bribe.
  2. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
    • 1744, Mark Akenside, The Pleasures of the Imagination
      Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these everblooming sweets.
    • 1974, George Fox, Mario Puzo, Earthquake
      Remy, this was a bribe! Our whole marriage has been nothing but a series of bribes!

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:bribe

Derived terms

  • bribeless
  • bribeproof
  • bribetaking

Translations

Verb

bribe (third-person singular simple present bribes, present participle bribing, simple past and past participle bribed)

  1. (transitive) To give a bribe to; specifically, to ask a person to do something, usually against his/her will, in exchange for some type of reward or relief from potential trouble.
    • October 23, 1848, Frederick William Robertson, an address delivered at the Opening of The Working Men’s Institute
      Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience.
  2. (transitive) To gain by a bribe; to induce as by a bribe.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • ribbe

French

Etymology

Imitative. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁib/
  • Rhymes: -ib

Noun

bribe f (plural bribes)

  1. (obsolete) crumb (of bread)
  2. scrap, bit

Further reading

  • “bribe” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Noun

payoff (plural payoffs)

  1. Alternative spelling of pay-off
  2. Short for payoff pitch.

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