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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To induce another to perform an unlawful act or give false testimony.
From Latin subornare, from sub- (secretly) + ornare (to equip). Other words that derive from ornare are adorn and ornate. Earliest documented use: 1534.
"Would a senior lawyer, proven in a court of law to attempt to suborn a witness, be allowed to continue to practice law?"
TSR Subramanian; It's Imperative to Free CBI and ED from Government Control; The New Indian Express (Chennai, India); Mar 3, 2013.
"Regulators were suborned by lobbyists and ministers."
Simon Jenkins; Ignore Their Howls of Protest; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 5, 2013.
See more usage examples of suborn in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds. -J.B. Phillips, writer and clergyman (1906-1982)