obtain through intimidation
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"
extort, wring from(verb)
get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
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.
To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.
Origin: From extortus, past participle of extorquere; from ex + -tort, from torqueo.
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
to get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2
to practice extortion
Origin: [L. extortus. p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, extortum—ex, out, torquēre, to twist.]
The numerical value of extort in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of extort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of extort in a Sentence
We are dealing with a completely unprofessional mafia who are there simply to extort as much as they can while in office.
The company has engaged in an invasion of Mr. Charney's privacy in a shameful attempt to extort him and gain leverage over him.
So it makes use harder to reach out and gain the trust of those communities. are they a bad group of people who extort? Who murder? Yes.
Trump putting the screws and the pressure on Ukraine ... to extort and grind a poor fledging democracy, it's beyond the pale of understanding.
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.
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