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

3 senses of ransom

Sense 1
ransom, ransom money -- (money demanded for the return of a captured person)
       => cost -- (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Sense 2
ransom -- (payment for the release of someone)
       => payment, defrayal, defrayment -- (the act of paying money)

Sense 3
ransom -- (the act of freeing from captivity or punishment)
       => recovery, retrieval -- (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

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

1 sense of ransom

Sense 1
ransom, redeem -- (exchange or buy back for money; under threat)
       => exchange, change, interchange -- (give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year")

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