Translation of bribe in Spanish:


soborno, n.

Pronunciation /braɪb/ /brʌɪb/

See Spanish definition of soborno


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    soborno masculine
    cohecho masculine formal
    coima feminine Southern Cone, Peru informal
    mordida feminine Mexico informal
    to take / accept a bribe dejarse sobornar
    • as a bribe como soborno
    • They've gone as far as illegal activities - offering bribes on the floor of the House, holding votes open for three hours.
    • They will probably have to pay larger bribes and offer better terms to overcome their questionable past.
    • But as long as others are free to offer bribes, some will try to buy special licenses to bypass the monopoly.
    • The patient may offer bribes or sex, or may make outright threats of harm to person or property.
    • Benicia continues to charm him, and offers him a bribe.
    • No one else in any way threatened or coerced Jones, offered Jones a bribe, or even suggested that he shoot Smith.
    • Each goddess offers the youth a bribe in return for a vote in her favor.
    • It wasn't the first time he'd been bribed, nor the first time he accepted a bribe.
    • He had offered a bribe to an official in order to demonstrate that the official was corrupt.
    • He thought I was accepting Alyssa's bribes or letting her blackmail me into getting them back together.
    • This isn't about any of our administration accepting bribes and contributions.
    • Tara was willing to accept the bribe to settle down.
    • For I was both, angry at the constable for accepting the bribe, and fearful of what my dear step-brother had planned.
    • The police officer accepts the bribe after telling them that all strangers are arrested in France.
    • Every time she accepts a bribe in exchange for spreading a virus, her power decreases.
    • There's still corruption going on, bribes offered.
    • Nevertheless, I realized that a fair review was possible if I could find a person who would not accept my bribes.
    • Said Finn pulling the bribe money he had brought along out of his bag.
    • In dealings with government officials, a bribe usually is offered.
    • A service or industry job often goes to the individual who can offer the highest bribe to company officials.

transitive verb

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    cohechar formal
    comprar informal
    morder Mexico informal
    coimear Southern Cone, Peru informal
    to bribe sb to + inf sobornar a algn para que + subj
    • No matter how much money she bribed the men with, they didn't let her enter the library, or even order a book.
    • Did they tip the balance in their favour by bribing officials?
    • We can then use that money to pay for lawsuits, malpractice, and bribing politicians… I mean lobbying politicians.
    • Whenever child actors were required, dad encouraged me to act by bribing me with an increase in pocket money.
    • It then also occurred to me that I had only passed my high school Chemistry class by bribing the teacher.
    • You really want to be bribed - but which party is really bribing you more?
    • He slept in parks, begging or bribing people to take him in at night.
    • They're now under investigation for having bribed foreign officials during that period of time.
    • Congress voted to set up a special commission to decide it, and those members were bribed from there.
    • The suggestion was that the man was bribed to tell a false story.
    • The problem was I was very shy and didn't want to do it, so my Mum bribed me with a lipstick and I agreed to do it.
    • This leads to corruption, though - civilian elites resort to bribing officers to obtain free labor, and worse.
    • Fairytales were always a bit of a swindle, bribing us with happy endings to accept their sanctimonious morality.
    • ‘I feel as though you're blackmailing or bribing me,’ I said ruefully.
    • Other examples would include bribing a prosecution witness.
    • Don't think that I'm bribing you, I allow you free choice.
    • U.S. companies are forbidden from bribing officials.
    • But then I frowned because it was probably just my dad bribing me.
    • I still could think of nothing else, short of bribing the guard.
    • You could also try bribing a friend with an allotment.