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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.
See also: bribe
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At least 13 per cent told EACC in the month-long survey that they paid the bribe "to avoid problems with authorities".And while the national average of the bribes Kenyans gave dropped by almost Sh2,000 from 2016, the survey showed that those who paid bribes to obtain services from public offices shot up to 62.2 percent in 2017, from 46 percent the previous year.
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The survey asked people how often they had to pay a bribe, give a gift, or do a favour, including for the police, judge or court officials, teachers, hospital staff or a government official for getting some documents or services.
Police said the suspect admitted to exploiting his job for personal gain and accepting a bribe.
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This paper draws on unique insights about the nature of bribe payments to determine the factors driving the composition of bribes (whether cash or non-cash) and their timing (whether prepayment or payment at the time of 'service').
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Why high ups do not take action against such officials as they know it very well that which official takes bribe and who does not, creates questions whether they are involved in the wrong deeds or are coward.