What does extort mean?

Definitions for extort
ɪkˈstɔrtex·tort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extort(verb)

    obtain through intimidation

  2. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring(verb)

    obtain by coercion or intimidation

    "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

  3. extort, wring from(verb)

    get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Wiktionary

  1. extort(Verb)

    To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.

    Etymology: From extortus, past participle of extorquere; from ex + -tort, from torqueo.

  2. extort(Verb)

    To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.

    Etymology: From extortus, past participle of extorquere; from ex + -tort, from torqueo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extort(verb)

    to wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt

    Etymology: [L. extortus. p. p.]

  2. Extort(verb)

    to get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2

    Etymology: [L. extortus. p. p.]

  3. Extort(verb)

    to practice extortion

    Etymology: [L. extortus. p. p.]

  4. Extort

    extorted

    Etymology: [L. extortus. p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extort

    eks-tort′, v.t. to gain or draw from by compulsion or violence.—p.adj. wrongfully obtained.—adj. Extors′ive, serving or tending to extort.—adv. Extors′ively.—n. Extor′tion, illegal or oppressive exaction: that which is extorted.—adjs. Extor′tionary, pertaining to or implying extortion; Extor′tionāte, oppressive.—ns. Extor′tioner, one who practises extortion; Extor′tionist.—adj. Extor′tionous. [L. extorquēre, extortumex, out, torquēre, to twist.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extort in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of extort in a Sentence

  1. Manager Tahsin Yasin:

    Illegal tax collection did happen under Yanukovich. Luckily it didn't affect us then, but they are targeting us now despite supposed reforms, we are dealing with a completely unprofessional mafia who are there simply to extort as much as they can while in office.

  2. Geoff Porter:

    The Islamic State in Libya doesn't have comparable revenue streams - no oil sales, no sizeable population to tax and extort, in Libya, there is a superabundance of armed groups. For the most part they are busy fighting each other, but they could potentially be harnessed to eliminate Islamic State.

  3. Geoffrey Berman:

    Ray put a knife to one male victims throat, brandished a knife and threatened to dismember another male victim, grabbed a third male victim around the neck until he passed out, slapped a female victim and grabbed another female victim by her head before shoving her to the ground, after enduring Rays abuse, seven of his victims falsely confessed to having harmed or attempted to harm Ray. Ray, who sometimes recorded these false confessions, then used these false confessions to extort money from his victims.

  4. Bruce Bennett:

    Certainly the administration is doing everything it can, within bounds, to get North Korea to trust them, but North Korea terminology, what they are saying, is exactly the opposite, which makes North Korea terminology sound like what Chairman Kim at his word is really trying to do is play the hard bargainer and extort as much as Chairman Kim at his word can... until the Americans decide( he is) not serious.

  5. Manager Tahsin Yasin:

    We are dealing with a completely unprofessional mafia who are there simply to extort as much as they can while in office.

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