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Graham Greene is saying that when someone accepts a bribe, they become subordinate or inferior to the person who offered it. By taking the money, they have essentially been “bought” and are now under obligation to the briber. They lose some of their own independence and power in the situation.
Greene suggests that accepting a bribe is like selling yourself, similar to how a person who accepts money for sex becomes obligated to the client in some way. His point is that one should not compromise one’s integrity or principles for money, as it diminishes your own standing.