Extort and Wrest


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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

Wrest is a synonym for extort in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Wrest" instead a verb "Extort", when it comes to topics like force, exact, extract, get. popular alternative
Nearby Words: extortion, extorting
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Wrest verb – To get (as money) by the use of force or threats.
Usage example: vowed that the bully had wrested his lunch money from him for the last time

Extort is a synonym for wrest in activity topic. You can use "Extort" instead a verb "Wrest", if it concerns topics such as exact, get, snatch. popular alternative
Nearby Words: wrestle, wrestled, wresting
Synonyms for Wrest

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hand extort hand wrest hand
information extort information wrest information
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Wrest and Extort. (2016). Retrieved 2020, August 11, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/extort/wrest
Extort & Wrest. N.p., 2016. Web. 11 Aug. 2020. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/extort/wrest>.
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