Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tax

4 senses of tax

Sense 1
tax -- (levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state")
       => levy, impose -- (impose and collect; "levy a fine")

Sense 2
tax, assess -- (set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine))
       => determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 3
tax, task -- (use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience")
       => strain, extend -- (use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much")

Sense 4
tax -- (make a charge against or accuse; "They taxed him failure to appear in court")
       => charge -- (make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased")

Antonyms of adj taxing

1 sense of taxing

Sense 1
burdensome, onerous, taxing -- (not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy) -> light -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")

Similarity of adj taxing

1 sense of taxing

Sense 1
burdensome, onerous, taxing -- (not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule")
       => heavy (vs. light) -- (marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids")

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