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bribe (someone) into (doing something)

To use a gift or reward to entice someone into doing something. With the promise of candy, I was able to bribe my little sister into cleaning my room. No amount of money will bribe me into abandoning my morals, sir!
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bribe someone into doing something

to pay money to get someone to do something. You can't bribe me into doing anything! Max bribed Lily into leaving early.
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The success of such a move may rely on some or all of these factors: customs inspectors being slack or bribable; those inspecting not understanding what they are inspecting (breaking equipment down into parts assists this); or making the equipment look like harmless civilian equipment.
We search for bribable tribal leaders among the Pushtuns, supporters among ambitious Afghan expatriates and long-suffering refugees, even among "moderates" within the Taliban.
Car smuggling is a multi-million-dollar business and it's relatively easy to find easily bribable officials to ensure the merchandise arrives safely.
On the left, protracted ideological struggles in seventeenth and eighteenth century Britain forged a `respectable' working class whose identity depended, in part, on their sense of superiority to and difference from the despised `rabble' in the criminal classes beneath them; Marx himself vilified criminals as the reactionary, bribable tools of the bourgeoisie (Garland 1985; Melossi 1980; Melossi and Pavarini 1981).
The authors recommend the privatization of building inspections, in view of the apparent hopelessness of making public officials honest, and in the belief that certified architects and engineers, who have a substantial investment in their careers and state licensing, are less likely than public officials to be bribable!
Alvarez said he would rather have a congressional body revoke the franchises instead of the 'bribable bureaucrat.' Mining firms would be allowed to have semi-processed or processed metals to enrich not only big-time stockholders.
In the healthcare sector, female civil servants who do not accept bribes are often overlooked for promotions; positions further along the "corporate ladder" are instead given to men who are considered more bribable. This not only affects women, but has an adverse affect on the country's overall healthcare performance.