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Synonyms for extort

Synonyms for extort

to obtain by coercion or intimidation

Synonyms for extort

obtain by coercion or intimidation

get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner


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According to the prosecution, Shehnaz Sultana of Taj Colony had extorted Rs 500,000 from Riaz Ahmad under the garb to send his son to abroad for a job.
KERALA- BASED businessmen, who visited the hill- station of Madikeri in Karnataka, can finally heave a sigh of relief, as the police have busted a notorious seven- member gang, which honeytrapped them and extorted lakhs of rupees by threatening to upload their pictures on the Internet and popular social media sites.
Daughter allegedly seduced wealthy manager first in hotel room and later extorted him of large amounts of money.
A resident of the district applied to the police on January 26, claiming that a senior school student extorted about $80 from her grandson.
The persons from whom money was sought to be extorted included prominent businessmen, heads of schools, banks officials and other important persons.
Naoki Hiroshima, a software engineer and creator of the Cocoyon location sharing mobile app mentioned in his blog post that a hacker had hijacked his domain names registered at GoDaddy, email address and Facebook account and later extorted him into giving up his single-letter Twitter user name, called @N, the PC World reported.
If they collect bill money for service provided to the consumers themselves, or through their banks they should pay the bank charges and this money should not be extorted from the consumers.
The man extorted cash from a number of people in the Bab Makkah area by pretending to be a police officer.
I have never extorted anyone in my life, nor would I ever.
New Delhi, April 28 -- Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a man, who used his visiting cards having national emblem inscribed on it and allegedly extorted money from several people by assuring them help in police cases.
Once again, it is the poor, hard-pressed, decent people who are being extorted and abused.
Investigators said that Ivan Maksakov from Balakovo, Alexander Petrov from Astrakhan, and Denis Stepanov from St Petersburg extorted more than $4 million (pounds 2.
It was not clear yesterday whether any money has been extorted from film producers.
There were Jewish and Arab businesses in our community, so we extorted money from the stores.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday she authorized Justice Secretary Hernando Perez to take a 30-day leave to answer allegations he extorted $2 million from a congressman.