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ransom

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ransom

  1. to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price <the prince emptied the treasury to ransom his son from the kidnappers> Synonyms redeem Related Words bail; deliver, rescue, save; emancipate, liberate; get back, recover, regain, retrieve; release; buy; salvage




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