Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blackmail

1 sense of blackmail

Sense 1
blackmail -- (extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information)
       => extortion -- (the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blackmail

2 senses of blackmail

Sense 1
blackmail, blackjack, pressure -- (exert pressure on someone through threats)
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 2
blackmail -- (obtain through threats)
       => extort -- (obtain through intimidation)

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