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levy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of levy

  1. a charge usually of money collected by the government from people or businesses for public use <the legislators approved a new levy on imported cattle to help protect American ranchers> Synonyms assessment, duty, imposition, impost, taxRelated Words direct tax, personal tax; capitation, custom(s), excise, hidden tax, income tax, poll tax, property tax, sales tax, single tax, sin tax, tariff, toll, tribute, value-added tax, withholding tax; supertax, surcharge, surtax; death tax, estate tax, inheritance tax; flat tax, proportional tax




levy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of levy

  1. 1 to pick especially for required military service <unprepared for war, the government was forced to levy men on a scale that was unprecedented in its history> Synonyms conscribe, conscript, draftRelated Words impress, press; enlist, enroll (also enrol), recruit; call up; sign up, volunteerNear Antonyms discharge, muster out

  2. 2 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty <the baseball commissioner is levying a fine of $10,000 against every player involved in the fracas> Synonyms assess, charge, exact, fine, lay, impose, putRelated Words dock, excise, mulct, penalize, tax; extort, shake down, wrest, wring; bleed, fleece, gouge, milk, skin, squeeze; coerce, compel, force; inflict, wreak; set; reapply, reimpose, relayNear Antonyms abate, diminish, lessen; forgive, release; condone, disregard, excuse, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardonAntonyms remit




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