Gratification vs Bribery - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between gratification and bribery

is that gratification is the act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart while bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions.

gratification

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart.
  • That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
  • A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.
  • Synonyms

    * gladness, queemliness

    Derived terms

    * oral gratification * self-gratification

    bribery

    English

    Noun

    (briberies)
  • the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
  • (legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes