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Criminal ConnotationPlay
Extortion is a legal term often associated with criminal activity and wrongdoing. SlideThe gang's extortion of local businesses led to numerous arrests.
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Not Always ViolentPlay
Extortion can involve threats of harm, but it might also be subtle, like a threat to damage someone's reputation. SlideHe committed extortion by threatening to leak their private emails.
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Financial NaturePlay
Extortion often involves money or property, but can also include favors or actions. SlideThe politician was found guilty of extortion by demanding free services from businesses.