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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.