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Synonyms for blackmail

Synonyms for blackmail

extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information

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exert pressure on someone through threats

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Between March through May that year, Takahashi and Hayakawa then blackmailed Nagata for a total of 20 million yen, threatening to tell the bank's management about his unauthorized refunding of the deposits, the investigators said.
Is the person who is blackmailed a "victim" in this second sense?
Peshawar -- Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Wednesday arrested a man who blackmailed government officials by posing himself as senior civil judge of Peshawar High Court.
The Haia members were the ones to formally accuse the defendant after the 30-year-old married woman complained that he had blackmailed her through phone calls and text messages.
Several businessmen are believed to have been lured into sex and their videos taken and blackmailed by the gang.
But then called me and told me to pay him Dh25,000 and blackmailed me with the same threat".
A GANG who blackmailed a man demanding PS5,000 turned out to be three schoolboys - aged just 15 - who had never been in any trouble before.
Guy Lloyd-Parker, who allegedly blackmailed some of those he believes illegally developed his ideas, said sketches of Audi, BMW, Mazda and Volvo models were among "many" stolen from him by two of his lecturers.
A DRUG dealer, who blackmailed two Liverpool University students, yesterday had his 13-year jail term halved at London's Appeal Court.
A DOCTOR blackmailed over gay sex with a patient risked his career by reporting it to the police.
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) has freed a woman from a person who had blackmailed her for 20 years.
Despite repeated warnings, several women have been lured by marriage promises from men, leaving them in situations where they are blackmailed by their abusers.
He stopped harassing me for a few months, but then called me and told me to pay him Dh25,000 and blackmailed me with the same threat".
In the trial the court heard how a BMW car and the video recording belonging to witness A was stolen in 2001 and within weeks, he was being blackmailed for pounds 5,000.
All this happened because he took the honourable course of going to the police when blackmailed,' Mr Whitfield said.