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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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It is a well-known story of King John, that he confined a wealthy Jew in one of the royal castles, and daily caused one of his teeth to be torn out, until, when the jaw of the unhappy Israelite was half disfurnished, he consented to pay a large sum, which it was the tyrant's object to extort from him.
The means by which this happily-timed confession was extorted, although efficient, were simple indeed.
Jos growled from under the counterpane to know what the time was; but when he at last extorted from the blushing Major (who never told fibs, however they might be to his advantage) what was the real hour of the morning, he broke out into a volley of bad language, which we will not repeat here, but by which he gave Dobbin to understand that he would jeopardy his soul if he got up at that moment, that the Major might go and be hanged, that he would not travel with Dobbin, and that it was most unkind and ungentlemanlike to disturb a man out of his sleep in that way; on which the discomfited Major was obliged to retreat, leaving Jos to resume his interrupted slumbers.
The truth is that during the voyage the Major had impressed this duty most strongly upon his fellow- passenger and extorted promises from him that he would take charge of his sister and her child.
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.
Cardema recently accused Guanzon of trying to extort P2 million in exchange for the Comelec accreditation of the party-list group.
Summary: Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): A man, identified as Kanhaiya Lal Agrawal, tried to immolate himself outside the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh alleging police inaction against a person who had been trying to extort money from him.
class="font-size--16"Mr Alex Anyolo had been sending threatening messages to the complainant and five other MPs with intent to extort," the directorate tweeted.
The suspects, Husaini Raza alias Kashif and Dr Naeemullah, used to blackmail government officers and extort hundreds of thousands of rupees.
READ: BI chief seeks suspension of 18 'extort' agents This came after GMA-7 reported that the Koreans were threatened with detention if they did not pay up.
Durosinmi-Etti said that the individuals impersonated and posed as officials of the Ministry of Environment, in order to extort unsuspecting residents.
The owners of these societies which are owning no land make the people members and extort money from them on the pretext for providing them plots and in fact these societies own no land and they exist only in papers.
Through the publicity the people are tempted to purchase land which is not actually existing.The owners of these societies which are owning no land make the people members and extort money from them on the pretext for providing them plots and in fact these societies own no land and they exist only in papers.The innocent people are deprived of their hard earned money this way.This ban will remain imposed for two months.Violators will be dealt with under the law of land.
Ninaro said in the complaint, Hoi claims the suspects assaulted him in his office in an attempt to extort $1 million from him.
President Duterte said that God will not allow the communist rebels to win over the government if they will continue to extort from people or destroy their properties if they choose not to give money to them.