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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 ?
All the gods in Olympus were in a fury, but they could not reach you to set you free; when I caught any one of them I gripped him and hurled him from the heavenly threshold till he came fainting down to earth; yet even this did not relieve my mind from the incessant anxiety which I felt about noble Hercules whom you and Boreas had spitefully conveyed beyond the seas to Cos, after suborning the tempests; but I rescued him, and notwithstanding all his mighty labours I brought him back again to Argos.
I could argue that's the familial equivalent of suborning perjury; however, it also counts as good emotional hygiene to decline invitations to get in the middle of other people's power struggles.
In a detailed legal analysis, Mueller notes that the separation of powers does not prevent Congress from criminalising corrupt actions by a president, such as bribery or suborning perjury: "The Constitution does not authorise the President to engage in such conduct, and those actions would transgress the President's duty to 'take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,'" set forth in the Constitution.
"If this report of Trump suborning false testimony is confirmed, then Trump committed a felony and must resign or be impeached," tweeted Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley.
Moreover, China and Russia are busy building their own multilateral bodies or suborning existing ones like Interpol.
More than a year later, and without offering any new evidence, Kennedy's lawyer filed a motion to set aside the judgment for fraud on the court, accusing Schneider Electric's lawyers of suborning perjury.
The PTI seems to have been caught in two minds over whether to blame Nawaz or Shehbaz for suborning its MPA.
'Yes, I was informed that ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus has finally admitted publicly that he had unjustly wronged me by being taken for a ride by a 'fraud,' obviously referring to Angelo 'Ador' Mawanay who himself had retracted 13 years earlier, even pointing to those who were responsible in suborning him to commit perjury against me,' Lacson said in a text message on Wednesday.
Hardwick's job, with Dave's assistance, is to prove that the woman was framed and that the cop in charge of the investigation, either willfully or negligently, completely mishandled the case, including but not limited to hiding evidence and suborning perjury.
As for executing a plan to "re-Sovietize" its periphery, the path from reabsorbing Crimea to suborning all of Ukraine would not be straightforward.
As for actually executing a plan to "re-Sovietize" its periphery, the path from reabsorbing Crimea to suborning all of Ukraine would not be straightforward.
Nor did we break the law by suborning public servants.