Synonyms for Blackmail:
n.abet, commit, commission, case, bootleg, shakedown, protection, counterfeit, abduct, bribe. decoy, lever, manipulation, psychological warfare, hush money, special pleading, sop, bribery. child abuse, contempt of court, bigamy, contempt, conspiracy, defamation, agriterrorism, criminal negligence, bioterrorism. buy off, cultivate, flatter, maneuver, cozy up, keep in with, make up to, buy. •blackmail (noun)
protection, hush money.
•intimidation for money; money to quiet informer (noun)
bribe, protection, extortion, hush money, bribery.
burglary, banditry, extortion, shoplifting, thievery, theft, embezzlement, larceny, robbery, abstraction, stealing, piracy, plagiarism, pilferage.
v.•intimidating for money (verb)
pilfer, shanghai, stickup, hijack, swipe, shoplift, lift, palm, nip, mug, defraud, abstract, rob, poach, extort, pocket, filch, embezzle, heist, cop, holdup, loot, burglarize, swindle, steal, rustle, plagiarize, pirate, haul, grab, plunder, fleece.
contempt of court, defamation, buy off, keep in with, child abuse, commit, criminal negligence, bribery, bootleg, bigamy, sop, shakedown, abduct, psychological warfare, commission. conspiracy, decoy, flatter, lever, contempt, make up to, special pleading, case. cultivate. manipulation. maneuver, buy. •bribe
embezzle, steal, plagiarize.
•Other relevant words:
blackjack, bribe, case, contempt, lever, buy, cultivate, bioterrorism, defamation, hush money, flatter, maneuver, decoy, abduct, shakedown, commission, bribery, bigamy, commit, conspiracy, protection, counterfeit, agriterrorism, bootleg, abet, manipulation, pressure, sop.
Usage examples for blackmail
Further, I did not want to run any risk of Mr. Rhodes hinting later that I had tried to blackmail him, or that he had made a suggestion as to interesting me later in the Chartered Company which had been apparently welcomed by me, and so on and so on. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey