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Definition of the noun blackmail
What does blackmail mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: blackmails
- extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
Alternative definition of the noun blackmail
- [archaic] 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 from a person by threats of public accusation, exposure, or censure.
- [context: English law] Black rent, or rent paid in corn, flesh, or the lowest coin, a opposed to white rent, which paid in silver.
Definition of the verb blackmail
What does blackmail mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: blackmailed | blackmailing | blackmails
- exert pressure on someone through threats
- example: They blackmail him to write the letter
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] I forced him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive] I forced him to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, object control with -ing] I forced him into coming [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause] I forced John into the chairmanship
Force Verbs (with the same syntax): allure, annoy, bluff, bribe, bully, cajole, cheat, con, deceive, delude, draw, dupe, ensnare, entrap, flatter, fool, frighten, guide, harass, harry, hijack, hoodwink, hustle, influence, lure, manipulate, organize, panic, seduce, set, shame, shock, stimulate, talk, tease, terrify, trap, trick, wheedle.
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of blackmail: blackjack / pressure
- more generic terms: act upon / influence / work = have and exert influence or effect
- obtain through threats
Alternative definition of the verb blackmail
- [transitive] To extort money from by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, such as injury to reputation, distress of mind, false accusation, etc.; as, to blackmail a merchant by threatening to expose an alleged fraud.
Who is Blackmail?
Blackmail is a German alternative rock band from Koblenz, Germany which was started briefly in 1993. Blackmail are singer Mathias Reetz, brothers Kurt Ebelhäuser and Carlos Ebelhäuser and drummer Mario Matthias. Their style of music usually varies, but mainly consists of the indie rock genre which is combined with experimentation of electronic music, progressive rock, alternative rock and dance. It is also known for its harsh and high-pitched guitar melodies.
- member of musical group Blackmail & Wirehead
- genres: Electronic music, Indie rock, Alternative rock, German rock, Progressive rock
- albums: "Blackmail", "Science Fiction", "Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?", "Same Sane", "Bliss, Please", "Ken I Die", "It Could Be Yours", "Friend or Foe?", "Foe", "The Ventricular", "Aerial View", "The Light of the Son Is the Son of the Light", "Tempo Tempo", "The Mad Luv EP", "Anima Now!", "II"
- official website: blackmail.de
Blackmail is a musical group.
- "Blackmail" is a 1929 British thriller drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anny Ondra, John Longden, and Cyril Ritchard. Based on the play Blackmail by Charles Bennett, the film is about a London woman who is blackmailed after killing a man who tries to rape her.
- also known as Chantaje
- countries: United Kingdom, England
- language: English Language
- producer: John Maxwell
- art direction by C. Wilfred Arnold & Norman Arnold
- written by Alfred Hitchcock, Benn Levy, Michael Powell
- based on a story by Charles Bennett
- Sara Allgood as Mrs. White
- Anny Ondra as Alice White
- Cyril Ritchard as Mr. Crewe
- Franklin Dyall
- John Longden as Detective Frank Webber
- Donald Calthrop as Tracy
- Charles Paton as Mr. White
- Hannah Jones as The Landlady
- Harvey Braban as The Chief Inspector
- Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop as The Detective Sergeant
- Alfred Hitchcock as Man on Subway
- Johnny Butt as Sergeant
- Joan Barry as Alice White
- Phyllis Monkman as Gossip Woman
- Sam Livesey as The Chief Inspector
- cinematography by Jack E. Cox
- edited by Emile de Ruelle
- music by Hubert Bath, Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly
- genres: Crime Fiction, Thriller
- released on (85 years ago)
- "Blackmail" is a 2005 Hindi action thriller film directed by Anil Devgan, which stars Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles. The film is inspired from the 1996 Hollywood film Ransom.
- country: India
- language: Hindi Language
- producers: Narendra Bajaj & Shyam Bajaj
- executive producer: Tarun Bajaj
- art direction by Chokas Bharadwaj
- written by Robin Bhatt & Javed Siddiqui
- based on a story by Robin Bhatt
- casting by Ajay K. Mishra & Ashish R Mohan
- cinematography by Nirmal Jani
- edited by Steven Bernard
- music by Himesh Reshammiya, Amar Mohile
- costume design by Anna Singh, Navin Shetty, Vikram Phadnis
- genres: Thriller, Action Film, Drama, Bollywood, World cinema
- released on (9 years ago)
- "Blackmail" a.k.a. "Black Mail" is a 1973 Bollywood thriller film directed by Vijay Anand. The film stars Dharmendra, Raakhee, Madan Puri, and Shatrughan Sinha.
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- "Blackmail" is a 1939 crime drama film starring Edward G. Robinson and was directed by H.C. Potter.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: H. C. Potter
- producer: Fred T. Gallo
- art direction by Cedric Gibbons
- written by Endre Bohem, David Hertz, Dorothy Yost & William Ludwig
- music by David Snell, Edward Ward
- set decoration by Edwin B. Willis
- genres: Black-and-white, Crime Fiction, Drama
- released on (75 years ago)
- "Blackmail" is a film directed by Lesley Selander released on July 24, 1947.
- Blackmail is a UK's TV series.
- begun in (50 years ago)
- country: United Kingdom
- regular cast: Gwen Watford as Alice Rollings
- British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series (Take Care Of Madam, The Hidden Truth - For episode "One Of The Hampshire Pargeters", The Hidden Truth - For episode "Missing Believe Killed", Black Mail - For episode "A Nice Little Family Fiddle", Black Mail - For episode "Kill Me") nomination for Stella Richman
- British Academy Television Award for Best Design (A Nice Little Family Fiddle, Giants on Saturday, The Bachelors, The Rules of the Game, No Baby, No Baby at All, The Winds of Green Monday, Beautiful Forever, We Thought You'd Like To Be Caesar) nomination for John Clements
- British Academy Television Award for Best Actress (Take Care of Madam, The Rules Of The Game, End of Term, The Madam) nomination for Gwen Watford
- British Academy Television Award for Best Actress (Take Care of Madam, The Rules Of The Game, End of Term, The Madam), received by Gwen Watford
- "Blackmail" is a film.
- set decoration by Mary-Lou Storey
- genres: Thriller, Drama
- "Blackmail" is a composition, cataloged instance.
- music and lyrics by William Sheller
- "blackmail": 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 lent to them by a German producer legend named Stuart Bruce who was impressed with their demo-recordings. Bruce, as well as Guido Lucas, produced the album. Guido Lucas started his own record label in Koblenz known as bluNoise Records. blackmail was able to secure his support, after many other record labels turned down their request to be taken in. The album, however, still did not get a very positive consumer response.
- "Blackmail" is the soundtrack album of the 2005 film.
- "Blackmail" is a musical EP of Oliver North Boy Choir.
- released on (5 years ago)
- "Blackmail" is a cataloged instance, composition.
- "Blackmail" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Robert Palmer
- "Blackmail" is a musical album of Cyesm.
- released on (6 years ago)
- "Blackmail" is a musical single of Cuckoo.
- released in (17 years ago)
- Blackmail is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
- Blackmail is a spin-off series of mini-episodes of The Office; it premiered as original internet-only content, available online at NBC.com.
- genre: Sitcom
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blackmail
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by Paul Eidelberg
86, where Professor Kissinger once understood that "against an opponent known to consider nuclear war as the worst evil, nuclear blackmail is an almost foolproof strategy.
Lost Gay Novels (2013)
A Reference Guide to Fifty Works from the First Half of the Twentieth Century by Anthony Slide
Homosexual blackmail is the subject matter of Stranger in the Land (Houghton Mifflin, 1949). The victim is Raymond Manton, a twenty—eight—year—old English teacher in a small New England town The blackmailer is a twenty—year —old ...
Encyclopedia of Power (2011)
by Keith Dowding
Where the information about the blackmailed person concerns some criminal activity, then blackmail becomes a form of extortion. Here, the blackmailer is also committing a criminal offence in not bringing the information to the authorities and ...
by Julia Cresswell
Blackmail was originally a protection racket. Scottish chiefs in the 16th century exacted tribute from farmers and small landowners in the border counties of England and Scotland, and along the Highland border. The money was in return for ...
Dictionary of Films (1972)
by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris
DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL *BLACKMAIL Britain 1929. Dir Alfred Hitchcock Seen Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Bennett, Benn W. Levy based on the play by Charles Bennett Photog Jack ...
by Jeffrey Ian Ross
lts Difference From Extortion, Bribery While blackmail is an uninvited solicitation, if a person initiates the offering of something of value to another to avoid the disclosure of ...
Encyclopedia of Ethics (2013)
by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker
Even our strictly ethical intuitions seem to tolerate practices which, on closer inspection, may seem indistinguishable from “ordinary blackmail”. Second, arguing by way of a firm distinction between the moral and the legal issues would involve ...
by Charles Rowley, Friedrich Schneider
Blackmail prosecutions are not common, for a simple reason: the person being blackmailed is not likely to report it and thereby publicly to expose a shameful or criminal act. A widely publicized case was prosecuted in the New York Federal ...
The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies [2 volumes] (2015)
An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies by Jan Goldman Ph.D.
Blackmail typically involves a threat to reveal a shameful secret and is sometimes used in human...
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Scrabble value of B3L1A1C3K5M3A1I1L1
The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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