Tax v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taxed p. pr. & vb. n. Taxing.]
1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.
We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government. --Franklin.
2. Law To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
3. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.
I tax you, you elements, with unkindness. --Shak.
Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes. --Dryden.
Fear not now that men should tax thine honor. --M. Arnold.