V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to persuade someone to do something illegal or wrong
Synonyms: persuade, bribe, coax, corrupt, tempt, lure, bribe
Tips: Suborn is derived from the Latin subornare, which means "to order or equip secretly." Think of a secret kind of persuasion that involves coaxing someone to do something wrong or illegal.
He tried to suborn his wife to commit perjury. (persuade, coax)
The CEO suborned his employees into covering up the company's corruption. (persuaded, coaxed)
The man was accused of suborning witnesses in the trial. (corrupting, bribing, persuading)
The judge declared a mistrial when he found out that the defense attorney had tried to suborn a false witness. (bribe, pay off)
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