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Definitions and Synonyms of ransom | Another word for ransom | What is ransom?

Definition 1: the act of freeing from captivity or punishment - [noun denoting act]

(ransom is a kind of ...) the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)

Definition 2: payment for the release of someone - [noun denoting act]

(ransom is a kind of ...) the act of paying money

Definition 3: money demanded for the return of a captured person - [noun denoting possession]

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(ransom is a kind of ...) the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

Definition 4: exchange or buy back for money; under threat - [verb of possession]

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(ransom is a kind of ...) give to, and receive from, one another

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

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

"a long record of crimes"

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