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 blackmailed me into going along with her scheme’

SYNONYMS
coerce, pressurize, pressure, bring pressure to bear on, bulldoze, force, railroad
informal lean on, put the screws on, twist someone's arm