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Synonyms for ransom
ˈræn səm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ransom, ransom money(noun)

    money demanded for the return of a captured person

    Synonyms:
    ransom money

  2. ransom(noun)

    payment for the release of someone

    Synonyms:
    ransom money

  3. ransom(verb)

    the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

    Synonyms:
    ransom money

  4. ransom, redeem(verb)

    exchange or buy back for money; under threat

    Synonyms:
    save, pay off, deliver, redeem

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ransom

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

    Antonyms:
    prosecute, indict, fine, mulct, forfeit, damnify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ransom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    price of redemption

  2. ransom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    release, liberation, redemption

  3. ransom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    redeem

  4. ransom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rescue, liberate, deliver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ransom(n)

    Synonyms:
    release, liberation, redemption, deliverance

  2. ransom(v)

    Synonyms:
    redeem, rescue, liberate, deliver

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce ransom?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say ransom in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#400save
#625release
#3338deliver
#4572rescue
#6061redeem
#7925spice
#17017hostage
#21413ransom
#24417indemnify
#34171blackmail
#35984liberate
#65995rance
#66530bailout
#138553emancipate

How to use ransom in a sentence?

  1. Diane Foley:

    We were told we could not raise ransom, that it was illegal. We might be prosecuted.

  2. Maisie Pigeon:

    Kidnap-for-ransom continues to plague the region, which is a trend that has unfortunately continued from 2016.

  3. Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park:

    Ms. Huskins' whereabouts are unknown, and we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom, we're worried about Ms. Huskins' welfare. We don't know where she's at. And that's why we're coming to the public asking for their help.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The United States, under President Obama, has not paid a ransom to secure the release of Americans unjustly detained in Iran and we're not going to pay a ransom.

  5. Carl Mueller:

    We understand the policy about not paying ransom, but on the other hand, any parents out there would understand that you would want anything and everything done to bring your child home. And we tried. And we asked. But they put policy in front of American citizens’ lives.


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