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Verb
/ˈblakˌmāl/,
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The action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding money from a person in return for not revealing compromising or injurious information about that person,
  1. Demand money from (a person) in return for not revealing compromising or injurious information about that person
    • - trying to blackmail him for $400,000
  2. Force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings
    • - he had blackmailed her into sailing with him
Noun
  1. The action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding money from a person in return for not revealing compromising or injurious information about that person
    • - they were acquitted of charges of blackmail
  2. Money demanded in this way
    • - we do not pay blackmail
  3. The use of threats or the manipulation of someone's feelings to force them to do something
    • - out of fear, she submitted to Jim's emotional blackmail
    • - they are trying to blackmail us with hunger

  1. exert pressure on someone through threats
  2. extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
  3. Blackmail is the act of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a demand is met. This information is usually of an embarrassing, socially damaging, and/or incriminating nature. ...
  4. Blackmail is a 1929 British thriller/drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anny Ondra, John Longden, and Cyril Ritchard, and featuring Donald Calthrop, Sara Allgood and Charles Paton. ...
  5. Blackmail is a 1939 crime drama film starring Edward G. Robinson. The black-and-white film was directed by H.C. Potter.
  6. Blackmail is a 2005 Hindi language film by director Anil Devgan.
  7. Blackmail (stylised as blackmail) is the debut album by the artist of the same name. The album consisted of tracks that the band was able to record in a high-tech recording studio that was readily lended to them by a German producer legend named Stuart Bruce who was impressed with their demo- ...
  8. Blackmail is a German indie rock band from Koblenz, Germany which was started briefly in 1993 by singer Aydo Abay, brothers Kurt Ebelhäuser (lead guitars) and Carlos Ebelhäuser (bass) and drummer Mario Matthias. ...
  9. Blackmail is the twelfth episode of the twentieth season of the television series Law & Order. It aired on NBC January 15, 2010.
  10. Blackmail is a spin-off series of mini-episodes of The Office; it premiered as original internet-only content, available online at NBC.com.
  11. (Blackmailed (1951 film)) Blackmailed is a 1951 British drama film directed by Marc Allégret and starring Mai Zetterling, Dirk Bogarde, Fay Compton and Robert Flemyng. It was adapted from a novel by Elizabeth Myers and was also released as Mrs Christopher.
  12. A certain rate of money, corn, cattle, or other thing, anciently paid, in the north of England and south of Scotland, to certain men who were allied to robbers, or moss troopers, to be by them protected from pillage; Payment of money exacted by means of intimidation; also, extortion of money ...
  13. The extortion of goods, money, or the procuring of an illegal act by a threat, in writing, of criminal prosecution or the destruction of a person’s reputation or social standing or personal injury.
  14. Payment extorted to prevent disclosure of information that would bring disgrace or ruin if made public.
  15. The crime involving a threat for purposes of compelling a person to do an act against his or her will, or for purposes of taking the person's money or property.
  16. Its origin is in Scotland when the word mail was used to mean rent. Farmers were expected to pay the chieftains with silver which was known as white money. ...
  17. Any payment induced by or through modation, by use of threats of injurious information or accusations. (A technique frequently used by unethical debt collection agencies.)