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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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)
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Translations

suborn

[sʌˈbɔːn] VT (frm) → sobornar
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suborn

vt (Jur) witnessbeeinflussen
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suborn

[səˈbɔːn] vt (Law) (witness) → subornare
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References in classic literature ?
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?
OEDIPUS Did any bandit dare so bold a stroke, Unless indeed he were suborned from Thebes?
A gift, a thing I sought not, for this crown The trusty Creon, my familiar friend, Hath lain in wait to oust me and suborned This mountebank, this juggling charlatan, This tricksy beggar-priest, for gain alone Keen-eyed, but in his proper art stone-blind.
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?
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.
'Tis they, I warrant, who suborned my guards By bribes.
Thou art a messenger suborned, thy tongue Is sharper than a sword's edge, yet thy speech Will bring thee more defeats than victories.
Their topics include Indochina 1951-52: the Chinese dimension, from Bermuda to Dien Bien Phu 1953-54, the Geneva Conference: opening skirmishes, Geneva: Phoenix rising June 1954, and Geneva suborned. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
If false, it would raise the problem of how it could be used to defame an honest judge; if true, it would raise questions about the integrity of court judgements and who could be suborned. This is not the first episode of a recording showing that judges can be suborned; a previous episode involving the late Benazir Bhutto and the case being heard by Mr Justice Muhammad Qayyum, who had to resign over the matter.
Not since the days of Indira Gandhi (1972-77 and 1980-1984) have institutions been suborned as under Narendra Modi.
'Some ad-hoc staff became suborned by politicians, considering that they are not permanent staff of the Commission and with a lot of them susceptible to the temptation of immediate gratification for a day's work without consideration for the consequences.'