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synonyms for extortion

  • coercion
  • fraud
  • shakedown
  • theft
  • arm
  • badger
  • bite
  • compulsion
  • demand
  • exaction
  • force
  • oppression
  • payoff
  • payola
  • pressure
  • protection
  • racket
  • rapacity
  • shake
  • squeeze
  • stealing
  • swindle
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How to use extortion in a sentence

China has no reason to give the green light to such a deal, which is dirty and unfair and based on bullying and extortion.
THE PRIVATE EQUITY SHOP THAT TOOK TWINKIES PUBLIC LEADS THE LARGEST SPAC MERGER YETLUCINDA SHENSEPTEMBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
In a ransomware attack, the bandits typically demand an extortion payment, usually denominated in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin.
RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON A HOSPITAL MAY BE FIRST EVER TO CAUSE A DEATHRHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
Hackers often target businesses, shutting down technology and stealing data before demanding up to millions of dollars in extortion money.
A PATIENT HAS DIED AFTER RANSOMWARE HACKERS HIT A GERMAN HOSPITALPATRICK O'NEILLSEPTEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In Tripoli they helped protect the city after Haftar launched his offensive on the capital in April 2019, but for years they have been accused of behaving like criminal gangs, engaging in extortion and plundering state funds.
CAN LIBYA’S FRAGILE PEACE SURVIVE FRESH CRACKS?CHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 15, 2020OZY
NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer stepped down from the entertainment company after revealing that he made a secret settlement with a woman with whom he had an affair and received extortion threats.
NBCUNIVERSAL VICE CHAIRMAN RON MEYER STEPS DOWN AFTER REVEALING AFFAIR AND SECRET SETTLEMENTRADMARYAAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
Blood-shed, oppression, extortion, and all the instinctive habits of the shrewd savage were again rife.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
She declared that nobody could help her and that, anyway, there would never be a repetition of the extortion.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
The extortion of that confirmation of his calumnies had been a main object of the whole disgraceful farce.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
It seemed that his idea of economy might be expressed in these words: He abhorred extortion and visible waste.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Undue claims on the part of the tax collectors were aggravated by the extortion of the public officials.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 3VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTORTION

  • bribe
  • bribery
  • exaction
  • extortion
  • hush money
  • milking
  • payoff
  • protection
  • ransom
  • slush fund
  • tribute
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