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Synonyms for blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blackmail(verb)

    extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information

  2. blackmail, blackjack, pressure(verb)

    exert pressure on someone through threats

    Synonyms:
    hale, pressure, coerce, blackjack, force, squeeze

  3. blackmail(verb)

    obtain through threats

    Synonyms:
    pressure, blackjack

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    extortion, blackmailellis, racketeering, blackmailing, blackmailed, extort, sing, ransom

How to pronounce blackmail?

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How to use blackmail in a sentence?

  1. Adam Schiff:

    The agency advised those affected to monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity, and to request a credit report along with other safeguards against fraud. The Associated Press, which first reported the breach, cited officials saying that the breach could potentially affect every federal agency. One key question is whether intelligence agency employee information was stolen. This is an attack against the nation, said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer of software security company Xceedium, who added that the stolen information could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information. The FBI said in a statement that The FBI was working with interagency partners to investigate the breach, while the DHS said it was continuing to monitor federal networks for suspicious activity and is working aggressively to investigate the extent of the breach. Responding to news of the breach, Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on Senate Intelligence Committee to pass cybersecurity legislation passed by the House earlier in the year. This bill will not be a panacea for the broad cyber threats we face, but it is one important piece of armor in our defenses that must be put in place – now.

  2. Ed Henry:

    He was using his office to basically blackmail and strong-arm individuals into not disclosing any of his extramarital affairs.

  3. Michael Fuchs:

    If Alexis Tsipras of the Greek left party Syriza thinks he can cut back the reform efforts and austerity measures, then the troika will have to cut back the credits for Greece, the times where we had to rescue Greece are over. There is no potential for political blackmail anymore. Greece is no longer of systemic importance for the euro.

  4. Administrative Reforms Minister George Katrougalos:

    While the programme is active until Tuesday, they aren't providing the necessary liquidity for Greek banks just to blackmail and to terrorize us, if we vote a yes, they will demolish pensions, you will have to pay for medicare in public hospitals. When your kids can't go to school you will say' thanks' and they will say' you asked for it'.

  5. His Syriza party:

    Democracy cannot be blackmailed, dignity cannot be bargained, workers, the unemployed, young people, the Greek people and the rest of the peoples of Europe will send a loud message of resistance to the alleged one-way path of austerity, resistance to the blackmail and scare-mongering.


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