HyperDic: blackmail

English > 3 senses of the word blackmail:
NOUNactblackmailextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
VERBsocialblackmail, blackjack, pressureexert pressure on someone through threats / threats
possessionblackmailobtain through threats / threats
blackmail > pronunciation
Soundsblae'kmey.l
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English > blackmail: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information.
BroaderextortionThe felonious act of extorting money (as by threats / threats of violence)
Spanishchantaje
Catalanxantatge
Verbsblackmailobtain through threats / threats
blackmailexert pressure on someone through threats / threats
English > blackmail: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExert pressure on someone through threats / threats.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey blackmail him to write the letter
Synonymsblackjack, pressure
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Spanishchantajear
Nounsblackmailextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
blackmailera criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
English > blackmail: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningObtain through threats / threats.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
BroaderextortObtain through intimidation
Nounsblackmailextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
blackmailera criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

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