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Verb: suborn  su'born
  1. Incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
    "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
  2. Procure (false testimony or perjury)
  3. Induce to commit perjury or give false testimony
    "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

Derived forms: suborned, suborning, suborns

Type of: cause, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise [Brit], demoralize, deprave, get, have, induce, make, misdirect, pervert, procure, profane, secure, stimulate, subvert, vitiate

Encyclopedia: Suborn