how to pronounce extort


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extort is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of extort in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… also tried to extort bitcoin funds from him during the by saying that they …”

meanings of extort


  1. To twist outwards.
  2. To take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity.
  3. To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.


  1. Wrongfully obtained.

extort frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word extort occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics extort can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that extort can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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