Compel and Extort


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Compel verb – To cause (a person) to give in to pressure.
Extort and compel are semantically related. in exact topic. In some cases you can use "Extort" instead a verb "Compel".
Nearby Words: compelling, compelled
Synonyms for Compel


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Extort verb – To get (as money) by the use of force or threats.
Usage example: a school bully who was used to extorting lunch money from weaker kids

Compel and extort are semantically related. You can use "Compel" instead a verb "Extort".
Nearby Words: extortion, extorting
Synonyms for Extort

Common collocations

people compel people extort people
populace compel populace extort populace
city compel city extort city
criminals compel criminals extort criminals
Other nouns: payments.
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