What does the word extort mean?

Usage examples for extort

  1. Came to extort money, goods- I don't know what else. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. Then you must try to extort an order for your friend's release. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. But she regarded them as empty threats, uttered solely to extort money. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan