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levy

lev·y

levy

 
 
pronunciation:
le vi
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: levies
definition 1: the collection by a government of money, property, or troops.
The levy of taxes will take place at the end of the year.
synonyms:
confiscation, tax
similar words:
draft, muster
definition 2: that which is collected in this way.
The levy is being counted.
synonyms:
duty, tariff, tax
similar words:
muster, toll
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: levied, levies, levying
definition: to carry out the levy of; collect.
The city levies a tax on property owners.
synonyms:
collect, exact, muster
similar words:
confiscate, convene, draft, raise, seize, summon
derivation: levier (n.)
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The words levy and levee (an embankment) sound alike but have different meanings.
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