Synonyms for extortion
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- 1. extortion, overcharge
- usage: an exorbitant charge
- 2. extortion, exaction
- usage: unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
- 3. extortion, felony
- usage: the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)