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synonyms for wrest

  • exact
  • extort
  • extract
  • seize
  • usurp
  • wrench
  • wring
  • falsify
  • force
  • rend
  • squeeze
  • take
  • wrestle
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antonyms for wrest

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  • give
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How to use wrest in a sentence

To fix on any one stage in such an evolution, detach it, affirm it, is to wrest a true scripture to its destruction.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
It had become evident that a formidable rebellion threatened to wrest the Siberian provinces from the Russian crown.
MICHAEL STROGOFFJULES VERNE
"It's mine," coaxed Marjorie, trying to wrest it from Nannie.
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
It is not every man who can wrest vast wealth from the turmoils of a “Black Friday.”
THE ARENAVARIOUS
She was going to wrest the dish forcibly from my hands, beat me with her fists, and let me feel all her ill-will.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
The last thing he saw was Jordde suddenly wrest something from Argo's neck and then fling it out into the sea.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
The dissensions in the empire enabled France on the west and Turkey on the east to wrest valuable possessions from it.
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In a few years, if true to yourselves, no nation will be strong enough to wrest liberty from you.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
No Sybilline prophetess could have striven more eagerly to wrest the secrets of his soul from its lineaments.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
Before Rex could pull the trigger of his revolver, Greif had grappled with him and was trying to wrest the weapon from his grasp.
GREIFENSTEINF. MARION CRAWFORD
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WORDS RELATED TO WREST

  • bankrupt
  • bare
  • bereave
  • denude
  • despoil
  • disinherit
  • dismantle
  • dispossess
  • disrobe
  • divest
  • dock
  • expropriate
  • hold back
  • lose
  • oust
  • rob
  • seize
  • skim
  • stiff
  • strip
  • wrest
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