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

3 senses of extort

Sense 1
extort -- (obtain through intimidation)
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 2
extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him")
       => overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook -- (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Sense 3
extort, wring from -- (get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner)
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

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