Part of speech: verb

To obtain by compulsion; wring; wrest; also, to exactillegally.

Part of speech: verb

To practise extortion.

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Usage examples "extort":

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