The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bribe \Bribe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bribed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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
Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote
against his conscience. --F. W.
3. To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.