Tax Tax (t[a^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taxing}.] [Cf. F. taxer. See {Tax}, n.] 1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government. [1913 Webster]

We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court. [1913 Webster]

3. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride. [1913 Webster]

I tax you, you elements, with unkindness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Fear not now that men should tax thine honor. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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