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Definition 1: get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for extort in the sense of this definition

(extort is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of extort ) make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

"They pried the information out of him"

Definition 2: obtain by coercion or intimidation - [verb of possession]

Samples where extort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
  • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

Synonyms for extort in the sense of this definition

(extort is a kind of ...) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of extort ) get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

Definition 3: obtain through intimidation - [verb of possession]

(extort is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of extort ) obtain through threats

(extort belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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