bribe (someone) into (doing something)

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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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Could he tell us where the money is coming from to try to bribe us into voting SNP?
We as Lebanese are so drowned in our folkloric formalities that we forget about our quality of life and vote for those who bribe us into voting for them.
The Secretary for Communities is going to bribe us into the polling stations by entering voters into a prize draw to win iPods, TVs, holidays or supermarket vouchers.
Meanwhile they attempt to bribe us into submission with huge grants for jumping through various hoops, while the real reason for us being here is ignored and the price of wheat (at around pounds 70 to pounds 80 a tonne it is less than it was 30 years ago) falls well below the cost of production with escalating fuel and fertiliser prices.
Mr McFadden, from Wirral, who was left to raise two daughters after his wife Berit, a university lecturer, died in 1997, said: "The government knows that we are going to win this case and they are trying to bribe us into dropping the action.