ransom

Ransom vs Hijack - What's the difference?

ransom | hijack |


As nouns the difference between ransom and hijack

is that ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage while hijack is an instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle.

As verbs the difference between ransom and hijack

is that ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties while hijack is to forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).

Retrieve vs Ransom - What's the difference?

retrieve | ransom |


As verbs the difference between retrieve and ransom

is that retrieve is to regain or get back something while ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

As nouns the difference between retrieve and ransom

is that retrieve is a retrieval while ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

Ransom vs Blackmail - What's the difference?

ransom | blackmail |


As nouns the difference between ransom and blackmail

is that ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage while blackmail is (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.

As verbs the difference between ransom and blackmail

is that ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties while blackmail is to extort money or favors from (a person) 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.

Ransom vs Extort - What's the difference?

ransom | extort |


As verbs the difference between ransom and extort

is that ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties while extort is to wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.

As a noun ransom

is money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

Release vs Ransom - What's the difference?

release | ransom |


As nouns the difference between release and ransom

is that release is the event of setting (someone or something) free (eg hostages, slaves, prisoners, caged animals, hooked or stuck mechanisms) while ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

As verbs the difference between release and ransom

is that release is to let go (of); to cease to hold or contain or release can be to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back while ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

Levy vs Ransom - What's the difference?

levy | ransom |


As a proper noun levy

is : levy.

As a noun ransom is

money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

As a verb ransom is

to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

Ransom vs Robbery - What's the difference?

ransom | robbery |


As nouns the difference between ransom and robbery

is that ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage while robbery is the act or practice of robbing.

As a verb ransom

is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

Sacrifice vs Ransom - What's the difference?

sacrifice | ransom |


As verbs the difference between sacrifice and ransom

is that sacrifice is to offer (something) as a gift to a deity while ransom is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

As nouns the difference between sacrifice and ransom

is that sacrifice is the offering of anything to a god; consecratory rite while ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage.

Ransom vs Compensation - What's the difference?

ransom | compensation |


As nouns the difference between ransom and compensation

is that ransom is money paid for the freeing of a hostage while compensation is the act or principle of compensating.

As a verb ransom

is to deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.

Ransom - What does it mean?

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