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synonyms for suborn

  • bribe
  • incite
  • instigate
  • procure
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How to use suborn in a sentence

If Blondel tampered with any one, he would naturally, if he knew aught of the house, suborn Claude or Anne.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
Was there no postman or postmaster whom he could suborn to intercept them for him?
DENIS DENTERNEST W. HORNUNG
Meanwhile you suborn 'unwarranted belief' by making belief a matter of reward and penalty.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
But the audacious Lauzun found means to suborn a well-meaning simpleton of a priest, who married them secretly the very same day.
THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, COMPLETEMADAME LA MARQUISE DE MONTESPAN
For this purpose, he endeavoured to suborn a poet who lived under his patronage.
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSORVARIOUS
Shall I shoot the dog below who dares to attempt to suborn our men?
JONES OF THE 64THF. S. (FREDERICK SADLEIR) BRERETON
They suborn their reason to declare in favour of their necessity.
SELECTIONS FROM THE SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF EDMUND BURKEEDMUND BURKE
They endeavored even to debauch our pity, and to suborn it in favor of cruelty.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. VI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
The single sentry he could suborn, or else—if bribery failed—poniard.
LOVE-AT-ARMSRAPHAEL SABATINI
But to sit silent now is to suborn The common villainy you scorn.
THE UNKNOWN EROSCOVENTRY PATMORE
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBORN

  • approach
  • buy
  • buy back
  • buy off
  • coax
  • corrupt
  • do business
  • entice
  • fix
  • get at
  • get to
  • grease palm
  • influence
  • instigate
  • lubricate
  • lure
  • make a deal
  • oil palm
  • pay off
  • pervert
  • reward
  • seduce
  • soap
  • square
  • suborn
  • sugar
  • sweeten the pot
  • take care of
  • tamper
  • tempt
  • tip
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