Definition of Extort

  • (v. t.) To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
  • (v. t.) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
  • (v. i.) To practice extortion.
  • (p. p. & a.) Extorted.

Antonyms of Extort

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Homophones of Extort

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