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sub·orn

 (sə-bôrn′)
tr.v. sub·orned, sub·orn·ing, sub·orns
1. To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.
2. Law
a. To procure (perjured testimony): suborn perjury.
b. To induce (a person) to commit perjury.

[Latin subōrnāre : sub-, secretly; see sub- + ōrnāre, to equip; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

sub′or·na′tion (sŭb′ôr-nā′shən) n.
sub·orn′er n.

suborn

(səˈbɔːn)
vb (tr)
1. to bribe, incite, or instigate (a person) to commit a wrongful act
2. (Law) criminal law to induce (a witness) to commit perjury
[C16: from Latin subornāre, from sub- secretly + ornāre to furnish]
subornation n
subornative adj
subˈorner n

sub•orn

(səˈbɔrn)

v.t.
1. to induce, as by bribe, to commit a crime.
2.
a. to induce (a person, esp. a witness) to give false testimony.
b. to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
[1525–35; < Latin subōrnāre to instigate secretly, orig., to supply =sub- sub- + ōrnāre to equip]
sub•or•na•tion (ˌsʌb ɔrˈneɪ ʃən) n.

suborn


Past participle: suborned
Gerund: suborning

Imperative
suborn
suborn
Present
I suborn
you suborn
he/she/it suborns
we suborn
you suborn
they suborn
Preterite
I suborned
you suborned
he/she/it suborned
we suborned
you suborned
they suborned
Present Continuous
I am suborning
you are suborning
he/she/it is suborning
we are suborning
you are suborning
they are suborning
Present Perfect
I have suborned
you have suborned
he/she/it has suborned
we have suborned
you have suborned
they have suborned
Past Continuous
I was suborning
you were suborning
he/she/it was suborning
we were suborning
you were suborning
they were suborning
Past Perfect
I had suborned
you had suborned
he/she/it had suborned
we had suborned
you had suborned
they had suborned
Future
I will suborn
you will suborn
he/she/it will suborn
we will suborn
you will suborn
they will suborn
Future Perfect
I will have suborned
you will have suborned
he/she/it will have suborned
we will have suborned
you will have suborned
they will have suborned
Future Continuous
I will be suborning
you will be suborning
he/she/it will be suborning
we will be suborning
you will be suborning
they will be suborning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suborning
you have been suborning
he/she/it has been suborning
we have been suborning
you have been suborning
they have been suborning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suborning
you will have been suborning
he/she/it will have been suborning
we will have been suborning
you will have been suborning
they will have been suborning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suborning
you had been suborning
he/she/it had been suborning
we had been suborning
you had been suborning
they had been suborning
Conditional
I would suborn
you would suborn
he/she/it would suborn
we would suborn
you would suborn
they would suborn
Past Conditional
I would have suborned
you would have suborned
he/she/it would have suborned
we would have suborned
you would have suborned
they would have suborned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, vitiate, subvert - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
2.suborn - procure (false testimony or perjury)
suborn - induce to commit perjury or give false testimony; "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"
procure, secure - get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
3.suborn - induce to commit perjury or give false testimony; "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
suborn - procure (false testimony or perjury)
Translations

suborn

[sʌˈbɔːn] VT (frm) → sobornar

suborn

vt (Jur) witnessbeeinflussen

suborn

[səˈbɔːn] vt (Law) (witness) → subornare
References in classic literature ?
We supposed he had now eased his mind, and told the worst he knew of the cook; but, a day or two afterwards, his conscience sustained a new twinge, and he disclosed how she had a little girl, who, early every morning, took away our bread; and also how he himself had been suborned to maintain the milkman in coals.
Whether suborned boys - a numerous band of mercenaries - might be engaged to fall upon me in the brewery, and cuff me until I was no more?
Do you think that a hundred well-arranged plans, or a hundred suborned witnesses, or a hundred false curs at my heels, or a hundred canting speeches full of oily words, will move me?
of suborned perjury only if they knew their witness would testify
Michael Seal conducted a strong sinewy performance where details were clear - the slow movement's plaintive oboe lament and the basses' stabbing interventions for example - but always suborned to the overall narrative drive.
First, New GM hired the entire Old GM engineering department that knew of the dangerous defect and suborned perjury of at least two of those employees in depositions to keep the secret, only to admit before Congress that they were lying.
Another theory, closely related to the second, is that many western pundits and analysts subscribe to Zbigniew Brzezinski's view, expressed twenty years ago, that "without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes an empire.
national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote, "ceases to be an empire, but Russia with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, automatically becomes an empire.
suborned perjury, manufactured evidence, witness intimidation, and corrupt attorneys, investigators, and expert witnesses such as psychiatrists called to bolster claims of diminished capacity.
In today's environment where witnesses are suborned and hence turn hostile, one has to be careful," the bench said.
Saakashvili utilized the surviving files and apparatus of the Soviet state to penetrate the networks of patronage in Ajara and upper Kodori, and then he suborned the respective warlords' supporters with offers of amnesty and official positions.
At a time when the demand for judicial reforms and change in the legal processes has acquired a new urgency, we must ensure that the voice of sanity and logic is not suborned to the momentary impulses of the day.