(noun, verb)


1. charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

Similar word(s): taxation

Definition categories: possession, levy

Sentences with tax as a noun:

- a heavy tax on time or health


1. levy a tax on

- The State taxes alcohol heavily

- Clothing is not taxed in our state

Definition categories: possession, impose, levy

2. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

Similar word(s): assess

Definition categories: possession, determine, set

3. use to the limit

- you are taxing my patience

Similar word(s): task

Definition categories: consumption, extend, strain

4. make a charge against or accuse

- They taxed him failure to appear in court

Definition categories: communication, charge

Sentences with tax as a verb:

- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.

- Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.