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extort

ex·tort

extort

 
pronunciation:
ihk stort
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extorted, extorting, extorts
definition: to extract or obtain (money or the like) by force, threats, or abuse of authority.
The crook found a way to extort money from the politician.The tyrant extorted land from the peasants.
similar words:
blackmail, enforce, exact, force
derivations: extortive (adj.), extorter (n.)
Word Parts
The word extort contains the following part:
tort Latin root that means twist