Definition of "extort"
  1. The act of gaining something, like money, from an individual by using force or threats, or improperly or illegally using authority or power
How to use "extort" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was charged with attempting to extort a substantial amount from his business partner by threatening to reveal damaging information.
  2. The investigation revealed a pattern of the administrator attempting to extort money from employees by abusing his position of authority.
  3. She was convicted of extorting funds from her elderly neighbor by using intimidating tactics.

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