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English noun: tax

1. tax (possession) charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

Synonymsrevenue enhancement, taxation

Broader (hypernym)levy

Narrower (hyponym)capital gains tax, capital levy, capitation, degressive tax, departure tax, direct tax, franchise tax, gift tax, graduated tax, income tax, indirect tax, pavage, progressive tax, proportional tax, rates, single tax, special assessment, stamp duty, stamp tax, transfer tax

Domain category membersaccumulator, budget items, charge, collector, deductible, deductible, disposable income, gatherer, hidden tax, imposition, infliction, net estate, operating cost, operating expense, overhead, progressive, regressive, unearned income, unearned revenue, withholding

English verb: tax

1. tax (possession) levy a tax on

SamplesThe State taxes alcohol heavily.
Clothing is not taxed in our state.

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

Broader (hypernym)impose, levy

Narrower (hyponym)excise, overtax, surtax, tariff

2. tax (possession) set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)determine, set

Verb groupassess

3. tax (consumption) use to the limit

SamplesYou are taxing my patience.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)extend, strain

4. tax (communication) make a charge against or accuse

SamplesThey taxed him failure to appear in court.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)charge

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