词性: v. n.
音标: [ˈlevi]
释义: impose and collect,强制征收,收取[税费],cause to assemble or enlist in the military[征兵]

Use the word levy as you would use the word tax: “When the state government imposed a levy on soft drinks, thousands of citizens took to the streets in protest.”

The word levy can act as either a verb or a noun in a sentence. The noun levy refers to a charge, such as a tax, fine, or other fee, that is imposed on something. The verb levy is used to describe the act of imposing or collecting the charge. If you need to raise money, for example, you may decide to levy a fine on your family every time you have to make the coffee in the morning. (Be careful though: your family may also take to the streets in protest.)

eight of the thirteen colonies have levied money… in support of a continental army.

First, they levied a tax on my client which she did not owe.

twenty eight to twelve The levy passed!

.leaves me absolutely no choice but to levy the maximum penalty.