extort (extorts, present participle extorting; past and past participle extorted)
- (transitive) To take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity
- to extort contributions from the vanquished
- to extort confessions of guilt
- to extort a promise
- to extort payment of a debt
- (transitive, legal) To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.
- (transitive and intransitive, medicine, ophthalmology) To twist outwards.
- French: extorquer
- Italian: estorcere, carpire, spillare
- Portuguese: extorquir
- Russian: вырыва́ть
- Spanish: extorsionar
- Italian: spillare
extort (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Wrongfully obtained.