how to pronounce bribe


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bribe is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bribe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… like a bribe to gain European support …”

meanings of bribe


  1. Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
  2. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.


  1. To give a bribe to; specifically, to ask a person to do something, usually against his/her will, in exchange for some type of reward or relief from potential trouble.
  2. To gain by a bribe; to induce as by a bribe.

bribe frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bribe occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bribe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bribe can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to bribe


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