suborn


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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 ?
Jezebel said she could secure the vineyard; and she went forth and forged letters to the nobles and wise men, in the King's name, and ordered them to proclaim a fast and set Naboth on high before the people, and suborn two witnesses to swear that he had blasphemed.
The working of all great organisation there is underground - it is easy enough to meet plot by counterplot, to suborn, to deceive, to undermine.
Fearing that European pressure will only grow as Israel's government rejects efforts to end its occupation activities, AIPAC (Washington's pro-Israel lobby) made it a legislative priority to suborn the US government making it a defender of Israel's settlement policies.
UltraShape's unique abilities make it extremely appealing to the increasing number of men and women seeking safe, quick, and painless ways to reduce suborn abdominal fat.
Santa Maria guilty of attempting to suborn perjury and placed him on probation until Nov.
The enormous profitability of these drugs enabled smugglers to recruit, suborn and intimidate people throughout the bridge-state societies: government officials, lawyers, working men and women.
Levy's refusal to enter into discussions with his own player suggests he is trying to ride out the storm this summer, and with the protection of the three years remaining on Bale's contract he has suitable foundations on which to build his suborn stance.
In any case, removing a warlord requires that the national government possess specific information about the network of patronage and be willing to suborn the important members of that network.
For the near-term, drug traffickers will continue to exploit opportunities to process abundant coca leaf into cocaine, suborn more Bolivian institutions and increase their influence in Bolivian communities.
Kenny's lifestyle and petty convictions prove to be the first nail in the coffin; tragic irony also contributes in the form of a female policeman, Nancy Taylor, desperate to be regarded as an equal in a male domain, so much so, in fact, that she is prepared to suborn witnesses or even worse--threaten them to stick to their fanciful stories.