blackmail - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈblækˌmeɪl/
  1. 1
    the crime of making someone give you money or do what you want by threatening to tell people embarrassing information about them

    Barrett was in court, facing a charge of blackmail.

derived word

blackmailer

noun [countable]
singularblackmailer
pluralblackmailers