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blackmail

noun

1 blackmail

Extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information.

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 793: booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag [Slang], pickings; spolia opima [Lat.], prey; blackmail; stolen goods.   

Roget 791: stealing etc. v.; theft, thievery, latrociny, direption; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary, plagiarism; autoplagiarism; latrocinium.    spoliation, ... show more

Dutch: afpersing, chantage
Polish: szanta┼╝



verb

1 blackmail

Exert pressure on someone through threats.

synonyms: blackjack, pressure.

2 blackmail

Obtain through threats.


Moby thesaurus: account, allowance, ask, ask for, assessment, badger, badger game, bill, blood money, bloodsucking, boodle, booty, call, call for, challenge, claim, clamor for, coerce, compel, contribution ... show more.

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