Extortion vs Retaliation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between extortion and retaliation

is that extortion is the practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats while retaliation is violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.

extortion

English

Noun

(wikipedia extortion) (en noun)
  • The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.
  • Synonyms

    * blackmail

    retaliation

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
  • An act of violent response.
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    Synonyms

    * See also