Meaning of extort
Pronunciation: (ik-stôrt'), [key]
- to wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force, torture, threat, or the like.
- to take illegally by reason of one's office.
- to compel (something) of a person or thing: Her wit and intelligence extorted their admiration.
- extort (Thesaurus)