verb (used with object)
- to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
- to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
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Origin of suborn
OTHER WORDS FROM subornsub·or·na·tion [suhb-awr-ney-shuhn], /ˌsʌb ɔrˈneɪ ʃən/, nounsub·or·na·tive [suh-bawr-nuh-tiv], /səˈbɔr nə tɪv/, adjectivesub·orn·er, nounun·sub·orned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for suborn
Evidence was destroyed, perjury suborned, and justice defiled.My First Autopsy Report: Excerpt From David Berg’s ‘Run, Brother, Run’`|David Berg|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Worse, since 2006, when the investigation began, various witnesses in other countries were suspected of being suborned.
In the 1950s, people worried that government officials who traveled abroad might have been suborned by communist agents.
He seduced and suborned some of its biggest stars with big paydays delivered to secret bank accounts.
Falfani, my friend of the Calais train, believed he had suborned him at Aix, and now hailed his appearance with much satisfaction.The Passenger from Calais|Arthur Griffiths
She suborned Silius, her son's tutor, to accuse him of a licentious life, and of corrupting the army.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.
So Messalina had suborned her sons tutor, Silius, to accuse Asiaticus of corrupting the army.Under Csars' Shadow|Henry Francis Colby
Several witnesses were suborned to seize upon some words in his discourses against Moses.