As nouns the difference between mockery and bribe
is that mockery
is the action of mocking; ridicule, derision while bribe
is something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
As a verb bribe is
to give a to.
The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.
Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.
(obsolete) Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.
Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.
- The defendant wasn't allowed to speak at his own trial - it was a mockery of justice.
* We often use make a mockery' of someone or something, meaning to ' mock them. See also
* See also
Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
- Undue reward for anything against justice is a bribe .
- Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these everblooming sweets.
* See also
To give a to.
* F. W. Robertson
To gain by a bribe; to induce as by a bribe.
- Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience.
- to bribe somebody's compliance