graft

Graft can mean bribery or corruption. It's also a way of transplanting skin or bones in medicine, as in a skin graft.

People who get terrible burns on their faces often have pieces of skin taken from other parts of their bodies to help them heal and look better. That transplanted skin is called a graft. There are also grafts in agriculture, when farmers take a branch from one tree and graft it onto another tree. The most common use of graft is in political corruption cases when politicians are accused of taking money in exchange for granting favors.

Definitions of graft
  1. noun
    (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    synonyms: transplant
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    types:
    autograft, autoplasty
    tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
    allograft, homograft
    tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
    heterograft, xenograft
    tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species
    type of:
    animal tissue
    the tissue in the bodies of animals
  2. noun
    the act of grafting something onto something else
    synonyms: grafting
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    type of:
    affixation, attachment
    the act of attaching or affixing something
  3. verb
    cause to grow together parts from different plants
    graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree”
    synonyms: engraft, ingraft
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    type of:
    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
  4. verb
    place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
    synonyms: transplant
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    type of:
    enter, infix, insert, introduce
    put or introduce into something
  5. noun
    the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    synonyms: bribery
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    types:
    barratry
    the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery
    commercial bribery
    bribery of a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into a transaction
    type of:
    felony
    a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
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