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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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They tried to give bribe to judges and when they don't agree then they started to black mail them, he added.
These facilities are made available by the government to avoid such black mail.
So, on a daily basis, they carry out various types of threats, they try to black mail," said Sehgal.
The offences came to light when a black mail box was recovered from an unoccupied house in Hendy Road in Mold, and inside were letters addressed to bank customers.
"I think it's outrageous that the campaign's fundraising style has bordered on black mail, with the message being basically 'give us your money or we'll publicly shame you'," he said.
He also denounced hunger strikes undertaken by about 100 immigrants as "black mail" unacceptable in a democracy.
'Such success stories could not have been told if I did all that they're alleging and I wish to urge the public to discountenance the allegation as it smarks of name dropping and cheep black mail
The once-a-reporter has seen it an opportunity or something else and has started to black mail protestors to end the sit-in or using his political influence and power will leave no stone unturned to malign each and every protestor on social media.
This gang makes videos of the persons who donot marry and later black mail them,
SAKHAKOT -- Deputy Commissioner and Levies Commandant Malakand Khaista Rehman has said no one will be allowed to promote corruption and black mail others for the illegal work because no one was above the law.
They have a well entrenched vested interest in the continuation of the present system and therefore they use their clout to black mail the governments and prevent any change inimical to their interests.