Tax

Tax

(tks), 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.
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We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government.
Franklin.
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2. (Law) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
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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.
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I tax you, you elements, with unkindness.
Shak.
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Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.
Dryden.
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Fear not now that men should tax thine honor.
M. Arnold.
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