v. persuade to act unlawfully, especially to commit perjury
In The Godfather, the mobsters used bribery and threats to suborn the witnesses against Don Michael.
Sentence in Classic:
Moreover, that the affair might progress the more smoothly, he suborned a fellow tchinovnik of the type which, in spite of grey hairs, stands powerless against temptation; and, the contract concluded, the association duly proceeded to business.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context