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Extort (IPA: /ɛkˈstɔɹt/)

Extort (v. t.)

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.

Extort (v. t.)

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

Extort (v. i.)

To practice extortion.

Extort (p. p. & a.)


Extort Synonyms

Rack, Squeeze, Gouge, Wring

Extort Synonyms

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Extort Synonyms

Wring From


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