- Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
- Synonyms: impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment, exaction, custom, demand, levy
- Antonyms: subsidy
- (figurative, uncountable) A burdensome demand.
- a heavy tax on time or health
- A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
- (obsolete) charge; censure
- (obsolete) A lesson to be learned.
- French: impôt
- German: Steuer
- Italian: tassa, imposta
- Portuguese: imposto, tributo
- Russian: нало́г
- Spanish: impuesto, tasa, gabela
tax (taxes, present participle taxing; past and past participle taxed)
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person or company).
- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
- Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
- (transitive) To make excessive demands on.
- Do not tax my patience.
- (transitive) To accuse.
- (transitive) To examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.