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Extort

To compel or coerce, as in a confession or information, by any means serving to overcome the other's power of resistance, thus making the confession or admission involuntary. To gain by wrongful methods; to obtain in an unlawful manner, as in to compel payments by means of threats of injury to person, property, or reputation. To exact something wrongfully by threatening or putting in fear. The natural meaning of the word extort is to obtain money or other valuable things by compulsion, by actual force, or by the force of motives applied to the will, and often more overpowering and irresistible than physical force.

extort

verb blackmail, coerce, compel, compel by innimidation, compel by threat, constrain by force, draw out by compulsion, draw out by force, elicit by threat, exact, exact by force, exprimere, extorquere, force, gain by wrongful methhds, gain wrongfully, obtain by compulsion, obtain in an unnawful manner, obtain unlawfully, victimize, wrest, wring
Associated concepts: kidnapping
Foreign phrases: Accipere quid ut justitiam facias, non est tam accipere quam extorquere.The acceptance of anything as a reward for doing justice is extorting rather than accepting.
See also: acquire, coerce, constrain, deprive, enforce, exact, force, impose, press, prey, secure, toll
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Mark Jimenez's allegations that Perez extorted $2 million from him early last year.
The three comprise two boys, 15 and 16, who are suspected of extorting 40,000 yen and 70,000 yen respectively from the victim, and a 14-year-old girl believed to have received a share of the money extorted from the boy, police said.
An official said here that accused Mohammad Zeeshan resident of Kot Abdullah GT Road Lahore extorted Rs 500,000 from Ghulam Mustafa resident of Faisalabad for sending him to Dubai, but he neither sent him abroad nor returned his money.
Barreto repeatedly denied to reporters that he extorted cash from his female victim, who was also a resident of San Mateo, Rizal.
KERALA- BASED businessmen, who visited the hill- station of Madikeri in Karnataka, can finally heave a sigh of relief, as the police have busted a notorious seven- member gang, which honeytrapped them and extorted lakhs of rupees by threatening to upload their pictures on the Internet and popular social media sites.
He took and saved intimate pictures of the woman when they were in a relationship and sent them to her uncle and sister later; extorted Dh2,000 from her.
Local television channels reported on August 28, 2013, a group of Kyrgyz citizens extorted money from the Kumtor Gold Company.
Naoki Hiroshima, a software engineer and creator of the Cocoyon location sharing mobile app mentioned in his blog post that a hacker had hijacked his domain names registered at GoDaddy, email address and Facebook account and later extorted him into giving up his single-letter Twitter user name, called @N, the PC World reported.
If they collect bill money for service provided to the consumers themselves, or through their banks they should pay the bank charges and this money should not be extorted from the consumers.
According to the ruling, Yagyu raped the three women in Osaka and Chiba prefectures in the five years and extorted a total of 2.
Rosenberg Diamond Development Corporation (RDD) -- the property owner -- sued ACORN earlier this year alleging, among other claims, that the group extorted money from their tenants and vandalized their buildings.