1. ransom

noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] payment for the release of someone.


  • defrayal
  • defrayment


  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

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Rhymes with Ransom

  • sansom
  • hansom
  • handsome

Sentences with ransom

1. Noun, singular or mass
I've kidnapped him and am holding him ransom.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
That ransom note could have been typed in DK P.I., a font designed to resemble a worn-out typewriter.

Quotes about ransom

1. I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?
- Jarod Kintz

2. Ransom really looked at the other man for the first time, shook his head, stared again.“Holy hell, your eyes are like a fucking viper’s.” Venom raised an eyebrow.“You have hair prettier than one of Astaad’s concubines.” Ransom gave the vampire the finger. Venom grinned.
- Nalini Singh, Archangel's Consort

3. I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught…
- Thomas Aquinas

2. ransom

noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] money demanded for the return of a captured person.


  • ransom money


  • increase
  • demilitarize

3. ransom

noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] the act of freeing from captivity or punishment.


  • retrieval


  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

4. ransom

verb. ['ˈrænsəm'] exchange or buy back for money; under threat.


  • exchange
  • change
  • redeem


  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise