Definition of Suborn

1. Verb. Incite to commit a crime or an evil deed. "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"




2. Verb. Procure (false testimony or perjury).
Generic synonyms: Procure, Secure
Derivative terms: Subornation

3. Verb. Induce to commit perjury or give false testimony. "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"
Generic synonyms: Cause, Get, Have, Induce, Make, Stimulate
Causes: Perjure
Derivative terms: Subornation

Definition of Suborn

1. v. t. To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.

Definition of Suborn

1. Verb. To induce someone to commit an unlawful or malicious act, or to commit perjury ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suborn

1. to induce to commit perjury [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborn

subordinated
subordinately
subordinateness
subordinates
subordinating
subordinating(a)
subordinating-conjunction
subordinating conjunction
subordinating conjunctions
subordination
subordinations
subordinative
subordinator
subordinators
suborganization
suborn (current term)
subornation
subornation of perjury
subornations
subornative
suborned
suborner
suborners
suborning
suborns
suboscine
suboscines
suboval
subovate
subovated

Literary usage of Suborn

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"suborn (sub, under, and ornare, to arrange) means primarily to procure or provide in a furtive or underhanded way, till it came to be restricted to the ..."

2. The Biblical Repository and Classical Review. by American Biblical Repository (1846)
"ARTICLE VI. ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORIANS. By Prof ED suborn, Dartmouth College, NH THE best historian is he who represents, ..."

3. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... and returns to alliance with Charles—Conspires against Charles, and attempts to suborn the Marquis of Pescara—Clement returns again to alliance with ..."

4. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Baretti (1851)
"To bribe, to suborn. NEGOCIO,эти. 1. Occupation, employment, business. 2. ... suborn ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1853)
"... belike, suborn'd to aid their scheme ? COUNT. You, father? No! 'Tis Mila I accuse— Who ever died of weariness ? ..."

6. The Republican Campaign Textbook by Republican National Committee (U.S.), Republican Congressional Committee (1880)
"... decide on resistance—Republican address to the people—The Potter Plot to suborn witnesses, declare Hayes an usurper, and put him out of the White House. ..."

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