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English noun: excise

1. excise (possession) a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)

Synonymsexcise tax

Broader (hypernym)indirect tax

Narrower (hyponym)ad valorem tax, gasoline tax, nuisance tax, sales tax, value-added tax, VAT

English verb: excise

1. excise (contact) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

SamplesPlease strike this remark from the record.
Scratch that remark.

Synonymsexpunge, scratch, strike

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

Broader (hypernym)cancel, delete

2. excise (possession) levy an excise tax on

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

Broader (hypernym)tax

3. excise (change) remove by cutting

SamplesThe surgeon excised the tumor.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut out

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