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Synonyms for extortion
ɪkˈstɔr ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extortion(noun)

    an exorbitant charge

  2. extortion(noun)

    unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

    "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"

  3. extortion(noun)

    the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

Wiktionary

  1. extortion(noun)

    Synonyms:
    blackmailing

  2. extortion(noun)

    the practice of extorting money or other property, especially by a public official, by the use of threats

    Synonyms:
    blackmailing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extortion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exaction, illegal compulsion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extortion(n)

    Synonyms:
    exaction (undue), overcharge, rapacity, vampirism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    blackmail, racketeering, racket

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use extortion in a sentence?

  1. Samir Hanef:

    My car was held as extortion.

  2. Alfonso Sabella:

    Rome is unfortunately fundamentally corrupt, this is not your traditional mafia involved in drug dealing or extortion rackets. This is something original.

  3. Mike Stabile:

    It opens up the door to extortion and harassment of a predominantly female performer base and small business owners by those outside the industry.

  4. Michael Cohen:

    I am not, no, okay, are you aware of any videotapes that may be the subject of extortion or blackmail?

  5. Cathy Schultz:

    It's a strong-arm tactic...almost like political extortion.


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