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Definition of Extort


  1. 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.
  2. To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
  3. To practice extortion.
  4. Extorted.

Extort Translations

extort in Dutch is afpersen, knevelen, afdwingen
extort in German is erpressen
extort in Latin is extundo
extort in Norwegian is presse
extort in Swedish is framtvinga, avtvinga, utpressa