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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun excise has 1 sense

Verb excise has 3 senses


excisen. [Apparently fr. L. excisum cut off, fr. excidere to cut out or off; ex out, off + caedere to cut; or, as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL. accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad + caedere to cut; but prob. transformed fr. OF. assise, LL. assisa, assisia, assize. See Assize, Concise.].
  •  In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.  [1913 Webster]
    "The English excise system corresponds to the internal revenue system in the United States."  [1913 Webster]
    "An excise . . . is a fixed, absolute, and direct charge laid on merchandise, products, or commodities."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.  [1913 Webster]
excisev. t. 
  •  To lay or impose an excise upon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impose upon; to overcharge.  [1913 Webster]
excisev. t. [See Excide.].
     To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.  [1913 Webster]


excise, n. & v.
1 a a duty or tax levied on goods and commodities produced or sold within the country of origin. b a tax levied on certain licences.
2 Brit. a former government office collecting excise.

Now the Board of Customs and Excise.
1 charge excise on (goods).
2 force (a person) to pay excise.
excise, v.tr.
1 remove (a passage of a book etc.).
2 cut out (an organ etc.) by surgery.

excision n.
L excidere excis- (as EX-(1), caedere cut)



VAT, abscind, ad valorem duty, alcohol tax, amputate, amusement tax, annihilate, assessment on default, avulse, ax, ban, bar, bisect, bob, butcher, capital gains tax, capitation, capitation tax, carve, chop, cleave, clip, corporation tax, crop, cull, customs, customs duty, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut out, death duty, death tax, delete, deracinate, dichotomize, dig out, dig up, disentangle, dissever, dock, doomage, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up, duty, elide, eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, estate duty, estate tax, evolve, evulse, excavate, except, excess profits tax, excise tax, exclude, export tax, expurgate, exsect, extinguish, extirpate, extract, extricate, federal tax, fissure, gabelle, gash, get out, gift tax, gouge out, grub up, hack, halve, head tax, hew, import tax, incise, income tax, inheritance tax, internal revenue tax, isolate, jigsaw, knock off, lance, land tax, liquor tax, local tax, lop, luxury tax, mine, mutilate, nip, nuisance tax, pare, peel, personal property tax, pick out, pluck out, pluck up, poll, poll tax, property tax, property-increment tax, protective tariff, provincial tax, prune, pull, pull out, pull up, quarry, rake out, rates, remove, rend, revenue tariff, rip out, rive, root out, root up, rule out, sales tax, salt tax, saw, school tax, scissor, set apart, set aside, sever, severance tax, shave, shear, slash, slice, slit, snip, specific duty, split, stamp out, state tax, strike off, strike out, strip, strip off, sunder, take off, take out, tariff, tariff duty, tear, tear out, telephone tax, truncate, unearth, unravel, uproot, use tax, value added tax, weed out, whittle, window tax, wipe out, withdraw, wrest out




VB apply a remedy, doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster, drain, prevent, relieve, palliate, restore, drench with physic, bleed, cup, let blood, manicure, operate, excise, cut out, incise.


VB subduct, subtract, deduct, deduce, bate, retrench, remove, withdraw, take from, take away, detract, garble, mutilate, amputate, detruncate, cut off, cut away, cut out, abscind, excise, pare, thin, prune, decimate, abrade, scrape, file, geld, castrate, eliminate, diminish, curtail, deprive of, weaken.


N price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure, demand, damage, fare, hire, wages, value, dues, duty, toll, tax, impost, cess, sess, tallage, levy, abkari, capitation tax, poll tax, doomage, likin, gabel, gabelle, gavel, octroi, custom, excise, assessment, benevolence, tithe, tenths, exactment, ransom, salvage, tariff, brokerage, wharfage, freightage, bill, shot, priced, to the tune of, ad valorem, dutiable, mercenary, venal, no penny no paternoster, point d'argent point de Suisse, no longer pipe no longer dance, no song no supper, if you dance you have to pay the piper, you get what you pay for, there's no such thing as a free lunch, one may have it for, a bon marche.

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