HyperDic: ransom

English > 4 senses of the word ransom:
NOUNpossessionransom, ransom moneymoney demanded for the return of a captured person
actransompayment for the release of someone
actransomthe act of freeing from captivity or punishment
VERBpossessionransom, redeemexchange or buy back for money
ransom > pronunciation
Soundsrae'nsahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > ransom: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningmoney demanded for the return of a captured person.
Synonymransom money
BroadercostThe total / total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
Spanishrescate
Catalanrescat
Verbsransomexchange or buy back for money
English > ransom: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningPayment for the release of someone.
Broaderpayment, defrayal, defraymentThe act of paying money
Spanishrescate
Verbsransomexchange or buy back for money
English > ransom: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of freeing from captivity or punishment.
Broaderrecovery, retrievalThe act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
Catalanrescat
Verbsransomexchange or buy back for money
English > ransom: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningExchange or buy back for money; under threat.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymredeem
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderexchange, change, interchangeGive to, and receive from, one another
Spanishredimir, rescatar
Catalanredimir, rescatar
Nounsransomthe act of freeing from captivity or punishment
ransompayment for the release of someone
ransommoney demanded for the return of a captured person

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