(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. assessment, levy, duty, tariff, excise, toll, tithe; impost, custom; rate, income tax, internal revenue; informal, charge. See payment.—v. assess, rate, command;charge, accuse; take to task; strain, overwork, burden, fatigue. See accusation, compulsion, exertion.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A pecuniary levy]
Syn. fine, charge, rate, obligation, price, cost, contribution, expense; see also dues .
Ant. discount*, interest, allowance.
Taxes include: processing tax, assessment tax, toll, excise, custom, levy, impost, duty, revenue tax, tariff, tribute, dues, capital gains, capitation, tithe, towage, salvage, wharfage, brokerage, freightage, poll tax, income tax, sales tax, property tax, excise tax, inheritance tax, cigarette tax, meals tax, gift tax, estate tax, gasoline tax, luxury tax, county tax, city tax, state tax, federal tax, excess-profit tax, surtax, corporation tax, single tax.
2. [A burden]
Syn. strain, task, difficulty, imposition, demand; see also burden 2 .
1. [To cause to pay a tax]
Syn. assess, exact from, demand, lay an impost, exact tribute, charge duty, demand toll, require a contribution, enact a tax; see also require 2 .
2. [To accuse]
Syn. censure, charge, tax with, reprove, reproach; see also accuse .
3. [To burden]
Syn. encumber, weigh down, overload; see burden .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. levy toll, tariff, charge, assessment, duty, excise, surcharge, impost, *Uncle's Sam's share, *the Governor's share, *the federal treasury's share, the state treasury's share, custom, percentage, income tax, property tax, sales tax. ''The sinews of the state.''—Cicero. ''Capital punishment.''— Jeff Hayes.
2. burden demand, onus, strain, weight, responsibility, *albatross, *millstone.
1. levy a charge assess, charge, appraise, exact, demand payment, tithe. ''Consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.''—Jean Colbert.
2. burden weigh down, strain, stress, drain, encumber, saddle, load, push, drive, exhaust.
3. accuse charge, blame, indict.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A compulsory contribution, usually of money, that is required for the support of a government: assessment, duty, impost, levy, tariff. See MONEY, PAY, POLITICS. 2. A duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship: burden1, millstone, onus, weight. Informal: headache. See HEAVY, OVER. II verb 1. To place a burden or heavy load on: burden1, charge, cumber, encumber, freight, lade, load, saddle, weight. See OVER. 2. To force to work: drive, task, work. Idiom: crack the whip. See WORK. 3. To make an accusation against: accuse, arraign, charge, denounce, incriminate, indict. See ATTACK, LAW, PRAISE. 4. To criticize for a fault or an offense: admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, upbraid. Informal: bawl out, lambaste. Slang: chew out. Idioms: bring (or call or take) to task, call on the carpet, haul (or rake) over the coals, let someone have it. See ATTACK, PRAISE.

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