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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)


Synonymsassess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, set


Verb groupassess

3. tax (consumption) use to the limit


SamplesYou are taxing my patience.


Synonymstask


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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