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levied (enlist)

levied is a past tense form of levy

levy (enlist)

Definition:

to cause to assemble or enlist in the military

Class:

competition verb (competitive activities)

Past tense:

levied

Present participle:

levying

3rd-person singular present:

levies

Type of:

enlist » enroll » register » record

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

raise | recruit

Etymology:

"act of raising or collecting", from Anglo-French leve, from Old French levée...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of levied...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

levy | levier [noun, derived]

to impose and collect (a tax, tariff, fine, etc) | to conscript troops for service | to seize or attach (property) in accordance with the judgment of ... (25 of 431 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levy on/upon | leviable [derived]

impose (a tax, fee, or fine) | impose a tax, fee, or fine on | ("levy on/upon") : seize (property) to satisfy a legal judgement | [archaic] : enlist ... (26 of 242 words, 11 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/levy

Wikipedia:

Levy [disambiguation] | Lévy | Levies

may refer to: Levy (surname) | Levy's (department store), Arizona chain | Levy County, Florida | Levee, an artificial embankment | Aden Protectorate Levies | Iraq Levies | Kachin Levies | Malakand Levies | Swat Levies | Trucial Oman Levies | To force ... (33 of 206 words, 23 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

levy [entry 1, noun] | levies [plural] | assessment [synonym, sense-specific] | duty [synonym, sense-specific] | imposition [synonym, sense-specific] | impost [synonym, sense-specific] | tax [synonym, sense-specific] | direct tax [similar, sense-specific] | personal tax [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the imposition or collection of an assessment ; an amount levied | the enlistment or conscription of men for military service ; troops raised by levy (25 of 136 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/levy

levy [entry 2, verb] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | wage [synonym, sense-specific] | conscribe [synonym, sense-specific] | conscript [synonym, sense-specific] | draft [synonym, sense-specific] | remit [antonym, sense-specific] | impress [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to impose or collect by legal authority ; to require by authority | to enlist or conscript for military service | to carry on (war); "wage" | to seize ... (26 of 106 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Random House Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | Levy | Levy, Uriah Phillips [sense-specific] | Uriah Phillips Levy [sense-specific]

an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force. | the amount owed or collected. | the conscription of troops. | the troops conscripted. ... (24 of 94 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/levy

New World Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

an imposing and collecting of a tax or other payment | an amount levied; tax, etc. | the enlistment, usually compulsory, of personnel, as for military ... (24 of 87 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levy

American Heritage Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levier [noun, related]

To impose or collect (a tax, for example). | To draft into military service. | To declare and wage (a war). | To confiscate property, especially in ... (24 of 79 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levy

Wiktionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property | To draft someone into military service | To wage war | The act of levying. | The tax, property or people so levied. | [United States, obsolete, Pennsylvania, Maryland,... (39 of 71 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/levy

Cambridge Dictionary:

levy

an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization (18 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/levy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

levy [countable] | levies [plural]

an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/levy

levy [transitive, verb] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levies [3rd-person singular present]

to officially request payment of a tax (7 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/levy 5

Columbia Encyclopedia:

draft | bill of exchange

in banking, order by one party to another party to pay a stated sum to the person or firm in whose favor the draft is made. It's similar in form to ... (31 of 263 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

to use government authority to impose or collect a tax | to enlist troops for military service, often by force | to declare war on somebody | to seize ... (26 of 130 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

levy

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "act of raising or collecting", from Anglo-French leve, from Old French levée "act of raising", noun use of feminine past participle of ... (25 of 50 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=levy

Oxford Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levy on/upon

Origin: Middle English (as a noun): from Old French levee, feminine past participle of lever "raise", from Latin levare, from levis "light"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/levy

American Heritage Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English levien, from leve, levy, tax, from Old French levee, from feminine past participle of lever, to raise; see "lever".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levy

Collins Dictionary:

levy

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French levée a raising, from lever, from Latin levāre to raise

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/levy

New World Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English levee from Middle French, feminine past participle of lever, to raise: see "lever"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levy

Wiktionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

Origin: Anglo-Norman leve, from Old French levee, from lever "to raise". | Contraction of elevenpence.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/levy

Merriam-Webster:

levy [entry 1, noun] | levies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French levé, literally, raising, from lever to raise

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/levy

Encarta Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French levée

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696416​/definition​.html  [offline]

levee [entry 1] | levees [plural] | leveed [past tense] | leveeing [present participle]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: French levée, form of past participle of lever

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696364​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

levy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "levy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/levy

Cambridge Dictionary:

levy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "levy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "levy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/levy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

levy [countable] | levies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "levy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/levy

levy [transitive, verb] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "levy"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

levy [countable] | levies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "levy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/levy

levy [transitive, verb] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle] | levies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "levy"

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the Free Dictionary:

levy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "levy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "levy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "levy" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

levy | levies [plural] | levied [past tense] | levying [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "levy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

levy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "levy"

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YourDictionary Audio:

levy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "levy" by speech synthesizer

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