Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


Spanish translation of “extort”


verb /ikˈstoːt/
to obtain (from a person ) by threats or violence
conseguir a la fuerza
They extorted a confession from him by torture .
extortion /-ʃən/ noun
extortionate /-nət/ adjective (of a price ) much too high
exorbitante , excesivo
That restaurant’s prices are extortionate!
(Definition of extort from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “extort” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More