Definition of extortive in English:


Pronunciation /-tiv/


See extort

‘The threat that ‘THEY will destroy you’ is extortive, and we have seen this in the careers of US Congresspersons who opposed or criticized THEM.’
  • ‘The extortive power of the rebels is easily demonstrated by blowing up the pipeline.’
  • ‘Grants, under certain conditions, can also contribute to increased domestic revenue mobilisation which in turn pushes tax administrations towards more extortive and less accountable dealings with tax payers.’
  • ‘But corporate executives and shareholders alike should be disturbed by the extortive circumstances in which Jackson appears to have gathered much of their money.’
  • ‘But the college stood its ground, refusing to yield to these extortive demands.’