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  1. tax
  2. n. noun

    v. verb

    • 1. impose a tax on (someone or something):

      hardware and software is taxed at 7.5 percent
      Synonym : charge (duty on), tithe, mulct
    • 2. make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources):

      she knew that the ordeal to come would tax all her strength
      Synonym : strain, stretch, overburden, overload, encumber, push too far, overwhelm, try, wear out, exhaust, sap, drain, weary, weaken
    • 3. confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing:

      why are you taxing me with these preposterous allegations?
    • 4. examine and assess (the costs of a case).

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: tax, plural noun: taxes

    • v.: verb: tax, 3rd person present: taxes, gerund or present participle: taxing, past tense: taxed, past participle: taxed

    • noun

      a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.

      a strain or heavy demand:

    • verb

      impose a tax on (someone or something):

      pay tax on (something, especially a vehicle).

    • adjective

      physically or mentally demanding:
    • adjective

      physically or mentally demanding:
    • n. noun

      tax on a child's investment income, which is taxed at the parents' rate under certain conditions.
    • adjective

      able to be deducted from taxable income when calculating income tax due.
    • n. noun

      a tax, such as income tax, that is levied on the income or profits of the person who pays it, rather than on goods or services.
    • n. noun

      a tax levied on the net value of the estate of a deceased person before distribution to the heirs.
    • adjective

      (of income or profits) remaining after the deduction of taxes.
    • n. noun

      a sum to be deducted from gross income in the calculation of taxable income.
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