Extort



[ik-stawrt] /ɪkˈstɔrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
Law.

2.
to compel (something) of a person or thing:
Her wit and intelligence extorted their admiration.
/ɪkˈstɔːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to secure (money, favours, etc) by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of influence or authority
2.
to obtain by importunate demands: the children extorted a promise of a trip to the zoo
3.
to overcharge for (something, esp interest on a loan)
v.

1520s (as a past participle adj. from early 15c.), from Latin extortus, past participle of extorquere (see extortion). Related: Extorted; extorting.

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