blackmail (someone) into (something)

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blackmail (someone) into (something)

To coerce someone to take a certain action by threatening to expose something about them. I've known him for years and can definitely blackmail him into silence. The maid blackmailed her famous employer into paying her an exorbitant sum of money.
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In the first case, the Saudi man used private pictures he had of a young Saudi woman in Canada to blackmail her into sending him money and buying him the latest technological inventions.