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ransom

noun

1 ransom

Money demanded for the return of a captured person.

synonym: ransom money.

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Dutch: afkoopsom, uitkoop
Polish: okup, wykupne



2 ransom

Payment for the release of someone.

Dutch: losgeld, losprijs

3 ransom

The act of freeing from captivity or punishment.

verb

1 ransom

Exchange or buy back for money; under threat.

synonym: redeem.

Roget 672: deliver, extricate, rescue, save, emancipate, redeem, ransom; bring off, bring through; tirer d'affaire [Fr.], get the wheel out of the rut, snatch from the jaws of death, come to the rescue; rid; ... show more

Roget 952: atone, atone for; expiate; propitiate; make amends, make good; reclaim, redeem, repair, ransom, absolve, purge, shrive, do penance, ... show more

Dutch: losgeld betalen, losgeld, vrijkopen


Moby thesaurus: buy, deliver, deliverance, delivery, emancipate, extract, extricate, extrication, free, freeing, get back, liberate, liberation, lifesaving, payment, price, recapture, reclaim, reclaiming, reclamation ... show more.

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