What does extort mean?

Definitions for extort
ɪkˈstɔrtex·tort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extortverb

    obtain through intimidation

  2. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wringverb

    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 fromverb

    get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Wiktionary

  1. extortverb

    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.

  2. extortverb

    To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extortverb

    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

  2. Extortverb

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

  3. Extortverb

    to practice extortion

  4. Extort

    extorted

  5. 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. Sophie David:

    He says he only wanted to extort money from the Thalys passengers, and nothing else, he denies any terrorist dimension to his actions -- the suggestion makes him almost laugh.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits harrassment, start cleaning New York up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but dont bring Fredo ! Trump said, tacking on a insult referring to Chris Cuomo, Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference is a nod to The Godfather films, and a character in the film who ultimately betrays Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference was first made by a Trump supporter last summer in a viral video that saw the television journalist get irate with the man for the insult. In the video, Chris Cuomo says the term was meant as a derogatory term for Chris Cuomo Italian heritage, similar to the N-word for African Americans. ( Punk-a ** b ***** s from the right call me Fredo, Chris Cuomo said in the video. My name is Chris Cuomo. Im an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion.) DHS SUSPENDS GLOBAL ENTRY FOR New Yorkers ; WILL AFFECT 800K OVER 5 YEARS Chris Cuomo had said hes willing to restore federal access to driving records on a limited basis. But in a midday news conference, Chris Cuomo pledged not to let federal immigration agents see lists of people who had applied for a new type of license that doesnt require applicants to prove they are in the U.S. legally. If they think theyre going to extort New York into giving them a database of undocumented people, theyre wrong. I will never do that.

  4. Geoffrey Berman:

    Ray put a knife to one male victimsthroat, 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.

  5. Bryan Freedman:

    Yet more lies from the same disturbed individual who has been stalking and menacing Wes, his family and his friends for years, as is well known, this person tried to extort Wes for millions of dollars and, after he refused to pay her a penny, launched an unceasing campaign of harassment against my client.

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