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What is another word for blackmail?

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Noun
The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
“Police treated the approach as blackmail and brought charges against him last October.”
Noun
A fraudulent scheme or ruse
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An act or behavior used to intimidate someone
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Noun
A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime)
Verb
Intimidating for money
“She's using her police connections to blackmail money out of me.”
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To force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings
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“Mindy informed her friend that she could remember everything and attempted to blackmail her into leaving John.”
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To state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Attack, terrorize
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