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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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