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English noun: ransom

1. ransom (possession) money demanded for the return of a captured person


Synonymsransom money


Broader (hypernym)cost

2. ransom (act) payment for the release of someone


Broader (hypernym)defrayal, defrayment, payment

3. ransom (act) the act of freeing from captivity or punishment


Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval


English verb: ransom

1. ransom (possession) exchange or buy back for money; under threat


Synonymsredeem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense









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