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ex·tort

 (ĭk-stôrt′)
v. ex·tort·ed, ex·tort·ing, ex·torts
v.tr.
1. To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
2. To obtain by coercion, intimidation, or psychological pressure: "[She] has no recourse but to model herself on her aunt in a fruitless effort to extort affection from her" (Claudia Nelson).
v.intr. Law
To commit the criminal offense of extortion: a conspiracy to extort.

[Latin extorquēre, extort-, to wrench out, extort : ex-, ex- + torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·tort′er n.
ex·tor′tive adj.

extort

(ɪkˈstɔːt)
vb (tr)
1. to secure (money, favours, etc) by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of influence or authority
2. to obtain by importunate demands: the children extorted a promise of a trip to the zoo.
3. (Commerce) to overcharge for (something, esp interest on a loan)
[C16: from Latin extortus wrenched out, from extorquēre to wrest away, from torquēre to twist, wrench]
exˈtorter n
exˈtortive adj

ex•tort

(ɪkˈstɔrt)

v.t.
1. to obtain from a person by force, threat, or intimidation.
2. to elicit by cunning or persuasiveness.
[1375–1425; < Latin extortus, past participle of extorquēre to wrench away, extort]
ex•tort′er, n.

extort


Past participle: extorted
Gerund: extorting

Imperative
extort
extort
Present
I extort
you extort
he/she/it extorts
we extort
you extort
they extort
Preterite
I extorted
you extorted
he/she/it extorted
we extorted
you extorted
they extorted
Present Continuous
I am extorting
you are extorting
he/she/it is extorting
we are extorting
you are extorting
they are extorting
Present Perfect
I have extorted
you have extorted
he/she/it has extorted
we have extorted
you have extorted
they have extorted
Past Continuous
I was extorting
you were extorting
he/she/it was extorting
we were extorting
you were extorting
they were extorting
Past Perfect
I had extorted
you had extorted
he/she/it had extorted
we had extorted
you had extorted
they had extorted
Future
I will extort
you will extort
he/she/it will extort
we will extort
you will extort
they will extort
Future Perfect
I will have extorted
you will have extorted
he/she/it will have extorted
we will have extorted
you will have extorted
they will have extorted
Future Continuous
I will be extorting
you will be extorting
he/she/it will be extorting
we will be extorting
you will be extorting
they will be extorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extorting
you have been extorting
he/she/it has been extorting
we have been extorting
you have been extorting
they have been extorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extorting
you will have been extorting
he/she/it will have been extorting
we will have been extorting
you will have been extorting
they will have been extorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extorting
you had been extorting
he/she/it had been extorting
we had been extorting
you had been extorting
they had been extorting
Conditional
I would extort
you would extort
he/she/it would extort
we would extort
you would extort
they would extort
Past Conditional
I would have extorted
you would have extorted
he/she/it would have extorted
we would have extorted
you would have extorted
they would have extorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extort - obtain through intimidationextort - obtain through intimidation    
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
blackmail - obtain through threats
2.extort - 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"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bleed - get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
3.extort - get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
prise, pry - make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"

extort

verb extract, force, squeeze, exact, bully, bleed (informal), blackmail, wring, coerce, wrest The kidnappers extorted a £175,000 ransom for his release.

extort

verb
To obtain by coercion or intimidation:
Slang: shake down.
Translations
يَنْتَزِع، يَبْتَز
afpresseaftvinge
kicsikar
òvinga fram, kúga
išgavimas prievartaišplėšimasišplėštilupikiškasplėšikiškas
izspiest
vynútiť
zorla almak

extort

[ɪksˈtɔːt] VT [+ promise, confession] → obtener por la fuerza, arrancar
to extort money from sbextorsionar a algn; (less formal) → arrancar dinero a algn con amenazas

extort

[ɪkˈstɔːrt] vt
to extort sth from sb → extorquer qch à qn

extort

vt moneyerpressen (from von); confessionerzwingen (from von); secretabpressen (→ from +dat)

extort

[ɪksˈtɔːt] vt to extort (from) (money, confession) → estorcere a; (promise) → strappare a

extort

(ikˈstoːt) verb
to obtain (from a person) by threats or violence. They extorted a confession from him by torture.
exˈtortion (-ʃən) noun
exˈtortionate (-nət) adjective
(of a price) much too high. That restaurant's prices are extortionate!
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It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the per- son of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multi- tudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Thank you: I shall do: I have no broken bones,--only a sprain;" and again he stood up and tried his foot, but the result extorted an involuntary "Ugh
I told him as much as I thought proper of her illness, and he extorted from me, by cross-examination, most of the facts connected with its origin.
When I tell you that he privately extorted the price of his silence from Mrs.
Well, my dear friend,' said my aunt, after a pause, 'and you have really extorted the money back from him?
Throughout dinner he took a dry delight in making Sarah Pocket greener and yellower, by often referring in conversation with me to my expectations; but here, again, he showed no consciousness, and even made it appear that he extorted - and even did extort, though I don't know how - those references out of my innocent self.
The only thing that answered this description was hard work, and as I never met a sane man willing to pay another for idling, I began to see that these prodigious payments to my father were extorted by force.
But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wrung and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Keep the money, for it is your own," said Robin; "I have but made the Bishop return that which he extorted unjustly.
They have forced themselves upon the sensibility of the people at large, and have at length extorted from those, whose mistaken policy has had the principal share in precipitating the extremity at which we are arrived, a reluctant confession of the reality of those defects in the scheme of our federal government, which have been long pointed out and regretted by the intelligent friends of the Union.
said Athos, "and we will return to that subject later, if such be your pleasure; but what for the moment engaged my attention most earnestly, and I am sure you will understand me, D'Artagnan, was the getting from this woman a kind of carte blanche which she had extorted from the cardinal, and by means of which she could with impunity get rid of you and perhaps of us.
28;' it is indeed the same," said he; "and now, am I to rely upon an avowal extorted by religious or physical terror?