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Synonyms for extort
ɪkˈstɔrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extort(verb)

    obtain through intimidation

    Synonyms:
    rack, wring from, wring, gouge, squeeze

  2. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring(verb)

    obtain by coercion or intimidation

    "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:
    pressure, crush, scud, coerce, rack, contort, thrust, press, twitch, wring from, rout, gouge, tweet, embrace, force, shove, single-foot, torment, twinge, compress, hug, wrench, contract, excruciate, stuff, distort, squeeze, squash, compact, pinch, wring, hale, mash, torture, force out, bosom, wedge, deform, squelch, constrict

  3. extort, wring from(verb)

    get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

    Synonyms:
    rack, wring from, wring, gouge, squeeze

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extort

    Synonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, insist, refuse, reject

    Antonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, solicit, supplicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extort

    Synonyms:
    wring, despoil, fleece, exact, express, squeeze out, wrench, wrest, extract

    Antonyms:
    coax, wheedle, cajole, cheat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extort(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exact, wrest, wring, wrench, force, get by force

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "extort":

    extract, blackmail

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How to use extort in a sentence?

  1. Geoffrey Berman:

    Ray put a knife to one male victimsthroat, brandished a knife and threatened to dismember another male victim, grabbed a third male victim around the neck until he passed out, slapped a female victim and grabbed another female victim by her head before shoving her to the ground, after enduring Rays abuse, seven of his victims falsely confessed to having harmed or attempted to harm Ray. Ray, who sometimes recorded these false confessions, then used these false confessions to extort money from his victims.

  2. Geoffrey Berman:

    Ray put a knife to one male victims throat, brandished a knife and threatened to dismember another male victim, grabbed a third male victim around the neck until he passed out, slapped a female victim and grabbed another female victim by her head before shoving her to the ground, after enduring Rays abuse, seven of his victims falsely confessed to having harmed or attempted to harm Ray. Ray, who sometimes recorded these false confessions, then used these false confessions to extort money from his victims.

  3. Thomas Lynch:

    There is no other legitimate and reliable way to do that. You can't do it by air, you can't do it through Pakistan because they just extort for everything they do, the lifeline runs through Chabahar.

  4. Bruce Bennett:

    Certainly the administration is doing everything it can, within bounds, to get North Korea to trust them, but North Korea terminology, what they are saying, is exactly the opposite, which makes North Korea terminology sound like what Chairman Kim at his word is really trying to do is play the hard bargainer and extort as much as Chairman Kim at his word can... until the Americans decide( he is) not serious.

  5. Geoff Porter:

    The Islamic State in Libya doesn't have comparable revenue streams - no oil sales, no sizeable population to tax and extort, in Libya, there is a superabundance of armed groups. For the most part they are busy fighting each other, but they could potentially be harnessed to eliminate Islamic State.

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