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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.

    We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government.

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

  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.

    I tax you, you elements, with unkindness.

    Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.

    Fear not now that men should tax thine honor.
    --M. Arnold.

  1. Subject to taxation. v

  2. (en-past of: tax)