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Synonyms for ransom
ˈræn səmran·som

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ransom

    redeem, release, indemnify, emancipate, free, liberate, unfetter, redeem

    prosecute, indict, fine, mulct, forfeit, damnify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ransom, ransom moneynoun

    money demanded for the return of a captured person

    ransom money

  2. ransomnoun

    payment for the release of someone

    ransom money

  3. ransomverb

    the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

    ransom money

  4. ransom, redeemverb

    exchange or buy back for money; under threat

    save, pay off, deliver, redeem

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ransomnoun

    price of redemption

  2. ransomnoun

    release, liberation, redemption

  3. ransomverb


  4. ransomverb

    rescue, liberate, deliver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ransomnoun

    release, liberation, redemption, deliverance

  2. ransomverb

    redeem, rescue, liberate, deliver

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ransom":

    rance, rescue, bailout, hostage, spice, bail-out, blackmail


  1. List of known nicknames for "Ransom":

    A-Team Ransom

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How to use ransom in a sentence?

  1. Cal Berkeley:

    We are shocked to hear the reports that Cal Athletics Hall of Famer Gene Ransom has been identified as a victim in a deadly freeway shooting, our thoughts are with Gene's family and friends for this tragic loss. Gene was one of the greatest players in our men's basketball program's history, and he will be greatly missed.

  2. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi:

    The general concept here is that Americans have money. So they thought that by kidnapping her, they can get money, we don't think it's a good idea for the family to negotiate with the abductors on the ransom because we are sure we will find her.

  3. The FBI:

    They coerce victims to pay a quick ransom before the scheme falls apart.

  4. Nina Shea:

    They are raped, abducted into slavery and they are abducted for ransom. It is extremely dangerous, there is not a single Christian in the Jordanian camps for Syrian refugees.

  5. Reince Priebus:

    The Obama-Clinton foreign policy not only means cutting a dangerous nuclear deal with the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism, it also means paying them a secret ransom with cargo planes full of cash.

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