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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bribe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bribed p. pr. & vb. n. Bribing.]
 1. To rob or steal. [Obs.]
 2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
    Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience.   --F. W. Robertson.
 3. To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.