Synonyms of blackmail in English:

blackmail


See definition of blackmail

noun

1‘troops using narcotics could be susceptible to blackmail’

SYNONYMS

extortion, demanding money with menaces, exaction, intimidation

protection racket, bribery

wringing, milking, bleeding, bloodsucking

informal hush money

archaic chantage


verb

1‘he was going to blackmail the murderers’

SYNONYMS

extort money from, threaten, hold to ransom, milk, bleed

informal demand hush money from

2‘she had tried to blackmail him into marrying her’

SYNONYMS

coerce, pressurize, pressure, bring pressure to bear on, bulldoze, force, railroad

informal lean on, put the screws on, twist someone's arm