Definitions of extort

  1. To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To obtain by threats, violence, or injustice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To obtain from by force or compulsion; to wrest or wring from by physical force, by menace, duress, violence, torture, authority, or by any illegal means; as, conquerors extort contributions from the vanquished; confessions of guilt are extorted by the rack; a promise extorted by duress is not binding; in law, to take illegally under color of office, as any money or valuable not due, or more than is due; said of public officers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To obtain by compulsion; wring; wrest; also, to exactillegally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To practice extortion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To practice extortion. "To whom they never gave any penny of entertainment, but let them feed upon the countries, and extort upon all men where they came."-Spenser. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. obtain through intimidation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To force, wrest, or obtain from unjustly, in the undue exercise of power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To wrest or wring from; to draw from by force; to gain from by violence or injustice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Extorted. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for extort

  1. Indignant at the concealment of their treasures, they put the inhabitants, in some instances, to the torture, and endeavored to extort from them a confession of their hiding- places. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. In order to build these fine buildings and have great numbers of servants it was necessary to extort the money from his people by heavy taxes. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting