Bribe vs Payola - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between bribe and payola

is that bribe is something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty while payola is (us) a bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).

As a verb bribe

is to give a to.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bribe

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
  • * Hobart
  • Undue reward for anything against justice is a bribe .
  • That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
  • * Akenside
  • Not the bribes of sordid wealth can seduce to leave these everblooming sweets.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (brib)
  • To give a to.
  • * F. W. Robertson
  • Neither is he worthy who bribes a man to vote against his conscience.
  • To gain by a bribe; to induce as by a bribe.
  • to bribe somebody's compliance

    payola

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia payola)
  • (US) A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).