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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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At the same time, due to the complementary nature of the bureaucratic power structure, bribe takers fail to deliver the public goods to bribers, thus creating less economic growth than under a dictatorship.
"Letting the Briber Go Free: An Experiment on Mitigating Harassment Bribes." Journal of Public Economics, 111, 2014, 17-28.
(142) In addition, compensation claims may require the calculation of interest income earned by the briber, or lost by the claimant, on amounts awarded as damages.
Thus, in one scenario, the putative briber, a company chief executive officer (CEO) named Reeves, wants the putative bribee, a state legislator named Smith, to vote against legislation that would hurt Reeves' firm.
(101) As Judge Noonan writes, this effectively eliminated any line between bribery and extortion under color of official right, because "no briber pays unless he thinks it is necessary to pay." NOONAN, supra note, at 586.
Briber's title refers to the Biblical type of faith that he thinks Jesus and the early Pharisees both exemplified, as opposed to the Gnostic type of faith that emphasized intellectual belief in an unseen reality that Paul, later Christianity and some philosophical and mystical strands of later Judaism exemplified.
briber's demand for corrupt judicial services and the judge's
He shows them the goal, provides the money, insists on "results," but vehemently declines to know the foul methods by which alone his understrappcrs can get these "results." Not to bribe, but to employ and finance the briber; not to lie, but to admit to your editorial columns "paying matter;" not to commit perjury, but to hire men to homestead and make over to you claims they have sworn were entered in good faith and without collusion; not to cheat, but to promise a "rake-off" to a mysterious go-between in case your just assessment is cut down; not to rob on the highway, but to make the carrier pay you a rebate on your rival's shipments; not to shed innocent blood, but to bribe inspectors to overlook your neglect to install safety appliances: such are the ways of the criminaloid.
Once you down that route, the briber has got you and you're open to be blackmailed for the rest of your time in the game.
Nate Jamison Darren Bridgett Victor Sand Harry Dillon Renny Lyles Michael Gene Sullivan Kate Driscoll Barbara Pitts Stephen Briber's newest play, which opened in San Francisco just a couple of weeks after his "Match" arrived (briefly) on Broadway, is about a lot: an imploding marriage, liberal guilt/idealism, sexual assault, racial dynamics, infidelity past and forthcoming.
In a formulation clearly influenced by Briber, he concludes that 'Ser bueno se traduce por apertura al otro' (101): 'To be good means opening to the other.'
Suzuki, 54, who has been indicted on a separate briber charge, is likely to be slapped with a fresh arrest warrant, possibly on Thursday, over the Shimada Kensetsu case, the sources said.
If bribery were solely about breach of fiduciary duty, one might expect that only the bribed and not the briber would be guilty of bribery since only the bribed has breached a duty.
In a corrupt relationship both the briber and the recipient are better off, but the transaction violates government policy.
Heo is believed to have introduced Nakao to executives of Wakachiku Construction Co., a suspected briber of the lawmaker.