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synonyms for extort

  • coerce
  • elicit
  • exact
  • extract
  • wrest
  • wring
  • bleed
  • bully
  • clip
  • demand
  • educe
  • evince
  • fleece
  • force
  • get
  • gouge
  • ice
  • milk
  • obtain
  • pinch
  • secure
  • skin
  • soak
  • squeeze
  • stick
  • sting
  • wrench
  • hold up
  • make pay through nose
  • pull one's leg
  • put screws to
  • put the arm on
  • shake down
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antonyms for extort

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  • forfeit
  • give
  • let go
  • loosen
  • lose
  • offer
  • surrender
  • unfasten
  • yield
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How to use extort in a sentence

By the 1980s, agents learned that he was supervising a street crew that specialized in extorting well-off business owners.
THE MURDER CHICAGO DIDN’T WANT TO SOLVEBY MICK DUMKEFEBRUARY 25, 2021PROPUBLICA
In the middle of the year, a swelling wave of cryptocurrency scams invoked the coronavirus to extort or blackmail people.
HERE'S HOW SHOPPING SCAMS ON FACEBOOK ARE RIPPING OFF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS, WITH THE MONEY FLOWING OVERSEASANDREW R. CHOWDECEMBER 19, 2020TIME
Falwell claims Liberty damaged his reputation, alleging the university accepted without verifying what he called false statements made by a man who had an affair with Falwell’s wife and attempted to extort the couple, according to the complaint.
JERRY FALWELL JR. SUES LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, SAYS SCHOOL DAMAGED HIS REPUTATIONSUSAN SVRLUGA, SARAH PULLIAM BAILEYOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Many of these bribes happened at makeshift roadblocks set up by SARS officers in order to extort drivers and passengers.
THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED TO #ENDSARS AND REFORM THE POLICE. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE MADE THAT PROMISEANDREW R. CHOWOCTOBER 28, 2020TIME
In discussions monitored by the FBI, the hackers said they had hoped to extort $4 million from Tesla via the plot.
THE FBI BROKE UP A RUSSIAN HACKER PLOT TO EXTORT MILLIONS FROM TESLAAARON PRESSMANAUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
One day some commissioners called at her cell, hoping to extort from her the secret of her husband's retreat.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
In reality, Alleyn wanted to extort a larger rental than £14 for the property, which had greatly increased in value.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
His prisoners were tied up and beaten with naked cutlasses in order to extort information about their concealed hoards.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
But as it was, the lady had sufficient power to extort a promise that I would devote myself to the work.
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Besides, how could he be sure that Billy would not play upon his fears to extort further sums?
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTORT

  • badger
  • bleed
  • coerce
  • compel
  • demand
  • exact
  • extort
  • force
  • hold to ransom
  • milk
  • put the shake on
  • ransom
  • shake
  • shake down
  • squeeze
  • threaten
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.