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English verb: suborn

1. suborn (social) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

SamplesHe suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

2. suborn (communication) procure (false testimony or perjury)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)procure, secure

Verb groupsuborn

3. suborn (communication) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

SamplesThe President tried to suborn false witnesses.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate


Verb groupsuborn

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