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levy

to impose a tax: to levy a duty on imports; the amount owed or collected; the conscription of troops
Not to be confused with:
levee – embankment to prevent flooding: The levee might fail in hurricane conditions.
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lev·y

 (lĕv′ē)
v. lev·ied, lev·y·ing, lev·ies
v.tr.
1.
a. To impose (a tax or fine, for example) on someone.
b. To impose a tax, fine, or other punishment on (a person or business).
2. To enlist or conscript into military service: levy recruits.
3. To declare and wage (a war).
v.intr.
To confiscate property, especially in accordance with a legal judgment.
n. pl. lev·ies
1. The act or process of levying.
2. Money, property, or troops levied.

[Middle English levien, from leve, levy, tax, from Old French levee, from feminine past participle of lever, to raise; see lever.]

lev′i·er n.
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levy

(ˈlɛvɪ)
vb (tr) , levies, levying or levied
1. (Economics) to impose and collect (a tax, tariff, fine, etc)
2. (Military) to conscript troops for service
3. (Law) to seize or attach (property) in accordance with the judgment of a court
n, pl levies
4. (Economics)
a. the act of imposing and collecting a tax, tariff, etc
b. the money so raised
5. (Military)
a. the conscription of troops for service
b. a person conscripted in this way
[C15: from Old French levée a raising, from lever, from Latin levāre to raise]
ˈlevier n
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lev•y

(ˈlɛv i)

n., pl. lev•ies, n.
1. an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
2. the amount owed or collected.
3. the conscription of troops.
4. the troops conscripted.
v.t.
5. to impose (a tax, fine, etc.): to levy a duty on imports.
6. to conscript (troops).
7. to start or wage (war).
v.i.
8. to seize or attach property by judicial order.
[1375–1425; late Middle English leve(e) < Middle French, n. use of feminine past participle of lever to raise; see levee2]
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Levy

 a collection together of things levied; a meeting of scholars on some matter relating to the school; a body of men assembled or enrolled.
Examples: levy of horse, 1888; of money; of school, 1857.
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levy


Past participle: levied
Gerund: levying

Imperative
levy
levy
Present
I levy
you levy
he/she/it levies
we levy
you levy
they levy
Preterite
I levied
you levied
he/she/it levied
we levied
you levied
they levied
Present Continuous
I am levying
you are levying
he/she/it is levying
we are levying
you are levying
they are levying
Present Perfect
I have levied
you have levied
he/she/it has levied
we have levied
you have levied
they have levied
Past Continuous
I was levying
you were levying
he/she/it was levying
we were levying
you were levying
they were levying
Past Perfect
I had levied
you had levied
he/she/it had levied
we had levied
you had levied
they had levied
Future
I will levy
you will levy
he/she/it will levy
we will levy
you will levy
they will levy
Future Perfect
I will have levied
you will have levied
he/she/it will have levied
we will have levied
you will have levied
they will have levied
Future Continuous
I will be levying
you will be levying
he/she/it will be levying
we will be levying
you will be levying
they will be levying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been levying
you have been levying
he/she/it has been levying
we have been levying
you have been levying
they have been levying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been levying
you will have been levying
he/she/it will have been levying
we will have been levying
you will have been levying
they will have been levying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been levying
you had been levying
he/she/it had been levying
we had been levying
you had been levying
they had been levying
Conditional
I would levy
you would levy
he/she/it would levy
we would levy
you would levy
they would levy
Past Conditional
I would have levied
you would have levied
he/she/it would have levied
we would have levied
you would have levied
they would have levied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levy - a charge imposed and collectedlevy - a charge imposed and collected  
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
tithe - a levy of one tenth of something
charge - financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
2.levy - the act of drafting into military service
conscription, muster, selective service, draft - compulsory military service
Verb1.levy - impose and collect; "levy a fine"
toll - charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"
tithe - levy a tithe on (produce or a crop); "The wool was tithed"
reimpose - impose anew; "The fine was reimposed"
lay - impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"
mulct - impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"
tax - levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
bill, charge - demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
distrain - levy a distress on
2.levy - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
muster in, draft, enlist - engage somebody to enter the army
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levy

noun
1. tax, fee, toll, tariff, duty, assessment, excise, imposition, impost, exaction an annual motorway levy on all drivers
verb
1. impose, charge, tax, collect, gather, demand, exact Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
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levy

verb
1. To establish and apply as compulsory:
2. To enroll compulsorily in military service:
noun
1. Compulsory enrollment in military service:
2. A compulsory contribution, usually of money, that is required for the support of a government:
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Translations
جِبايَه، تَجْنيد إجْباريمال أو جَيش مُجَنَّديَفْرِض ضَريبَه، يُجَنِّدُ جيشا
daňodvádětodvedenciodvoduložit
afgiftpålæggeskatskatteopkrævning
beszedkivetsoroz
leggja á/innheimta skatta; skrá í herskattlagning; herkvaîningskattur
rinkliava
aplikšanaapliktiesaukšanaiesauktiesaukums
odvádzať
toplamatoplamaktoplanan asker/vergi

levy

[ˈlevɪ]
A. N
1. (= act) → exacción f (de tributos); (= tax) → impuesto m
2. (Mil) → leva f
B. VT
1. (= impose) [+ tax, fine] → imponer (on a) (= collect) [+ contribution] → recaudar
2. (Mil) → reclutar
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levy

[ˈlɛvi]
ntaxe f, impôt m
vt
(= impose) [+ tax, fine] → lever
the outrageous new taxes that were levied to pay for the war → ces scandaleux nouveaux impôts qui furent levés pour payer la guerre
to levy a tax on sb → lever un impôt sur qn, imposer qn
to levy a tax on sth → lever un impôt sur qch, imposer qch
(= collect) → percevoir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

levy

n (= act)(Steuer)einziehung for -eintreibung f; (= tax)Steuer f, → Abgaben pl; (Mil) → Aushebung f; (of supplies)Einziehung f, → Beschlagnahme f; there were 100 men in the first levy100 Männer wurden bei der ersten Aushebung eingezogen; political levy (Brit Pol) zur Unterstützung der Labour Party verwendeter Teil des Gewerkschaftsbeitrags
vt
(= raise) taxeinziehen, erheben; chargeerheben; fineauferlegen (on sb jdm); sanctionsverhängen; (Mil) army, troopsausheben; supplieseinziehen, beschlagnahmen; to levy a tax on beerBier mit einer Steuer belegen, Steuern plauf Bier erheben
(= wage) warführen (against, on gegen)
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levy

[ˈlɛvɪ]
1. n (amount) → imposta, tassa; (collection) → riscossione f
2. vt (tax, contributions) → imporre; (fine) → elevare; (army) → arruolare
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levy

(ˈlevi) verb
to raise or collect (especially an army or a tax). A tax was levied on tabacco.
nounplural ˈlevies
1. soldiers or money collected by order. a levy on imports.
2. the act of levying.
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References in classic literature ?
That is practically the only tax that is levied upon them.
If appropriate legal actions are to be taken, human rights lawyer Edre Olalia said the court may order that Sanchez' properties be levied upon and sold to satisfy the civil liability.
These were very painful encounters the deterioration of the education system in Pakistan has levied upon us.
Grab said in the memo that the company will be refunding any excess commission levied upon its drivers after some of them protested that the company has been taking more than 20 per cent in commission, the maximum allowed by the government starting July 12 this year.
"Furthermore, fines levied upon offenders need to be proportionate to the damage and harm caused, and farmers must be fully compensated - which at present does not happen."
Mostly the duties are levied upon the industrial sector which ultimately results in a price hike.
Section 91 of the SCPA provides that 'payment made by or execution levied upon a garnishee under any such proceedings shall be a valid discharge to him against the debtor liable under a judgment or order, to the amount paid or levied, even although such proceeding may be set aside or the judgment or order reversed.'
He said under the laws, taxes would be levied upon those citizens living in Pakistan and who owned offshore assets and properties abroad.
Robins added "I'm obviously familiar with the mandates levied upon us from Albany from my time in city government.
AIR's modeled loss estimates do not include any fines that may be levied upon Marriott, including potential fines for violation of the GDPR, D&O and other non-cyber policy related claims, reputational loss, business interruption and decrease of stock price.
While on the topic of redemption, owners whose properties have been levied upon by the Internal Revenue Service for failure to pay their federal income taxes have the right to pay off that lien prior to the house being sold.