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The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise.
Jerry Reinsdorf

Meaning of "levy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEVY

From Old French levée a raising, from lever, from Latin levāre to raise.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEVY

levy  [ˈlɛvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Levy is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb levy in English.

WHAT DOES LEVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Levy

Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to: ▪ Levy ▪ Levy's, Arizona chain ▪ Levy County, Florida ▪ Levee, an artificial embankment...

Definition of levy in the English dictionary

The first definition of levy in the dictionary is to impose and collect. Other definition of levy is to conscript troops for service. Levy is also to seize or attach in accordance with the judgment of a court.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEVY

PRESENT

Present
I levy
you levy
he/she/it levies
we levy
you levy
they levy
Present continuous
I am levying
you are levying
he/she/it is levying
we are levying
you are levying
they are levying
Present perfect
I have levied
you have levied
he/she/it has levied
we have levied
you have levied
they have levied
Present perfect continuous
I have been levying
you have been levying
he/she/it has been levying
we have been levying
you have been levying
they have been levying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I levied
you levied
he/she/it levied
we levied
you levied
they levied
Past continuous
I was levying
you were levying
he/she/it was levying
we were levying
you were levying
they were levying
Past perfect
I had levied
you had levied
he/she/it had levied
we had levied
you had levied
they had levied
Past perfect continuous
I had been levying
you had been levying
he/she/it had been levying
we had been levying
you had been levying
they had been levying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will levy
you will levy
he/she/it will levy
we will levy
you will levy
they will levy
Future continuous
I will be levying
you will be levying
he/she/it will be levying
we will be levying
you will be levying
they will be levying
Future perfect
I will have levied
you will have levied
he/she/it will have levied
we will have levied
you will have levied
they will have levied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been levying
you will have been levying
he/she/it will have been levying
we will have been levying
you will have been levying
they will have been levying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would levy
you would levy
he/she/it would levy
we would levy
you would levy
they would levy
Conditional continuous
I would be levying
you would be levying
he/she/it would be levying
we would be levying
you would be levying
they would be levying
Conditional perfect
I would have levy
you would have levy
he/she/it would have levy
we would have levy
you would have levy
they would have levy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been levying
you would have been levying
he/she/it would have been levying
we would have been levying
you would have been levying
they would have been levying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you levy
we let´s levy
you levy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to levy
Past participle
levied
Present Participle
levying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEVY


bevvy
ˈbɛvɪ
bevy
ˈbɛvɪ
chevy
ˈtʃɛvɪ
heavy
ˈhɛvɪ
levee
ˈlɛvɪ
neve
ˈnɛvɪ
replevy
rɪˈplɛvɪ
superheavy
ˌsuːpəˈhɛvɪ
ultraheavy
ʌltrəˈhɛvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEVY

leviratic
leviratical
leviration
levitate
levitation
levitational
levitator
Levite
Levitic
Levitical
Leviticus
levities
levity
Levkosia
levodopa
levogyre
levorotary
levulin
levulose
levy en masse

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEVY

capital levy
curvy
Davy
divvy
envy
gravy
groovy
import levy
ivy
navvy
navy
pervy
poison ivy
privy
Royal Navy
savvy
tax levy
the navy
top-heavy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of levy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «levy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of levy

Translation of «levy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEVY

Find out the translation of levy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of levy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «levy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

税款
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

impuesto
570 millions of speakers

English

levy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेवी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضريبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сбор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imposto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আরোপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

taxe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Levi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abgabe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

賦課金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부담금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Levy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லெவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकारणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

haciz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imposta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opłata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

taxă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εισφορά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heffing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avgiften
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avgift
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of levy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEVY»

The term «levy» is very widely used and occupies the 11.955 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEVY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «levy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «levy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about levy

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4 QUOTES WITH «LEVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word levy.
1
Adam Davidson
The cardinal rule of taxation is that whatever you put a levy on, you'll inevitably get less of. Taxing corporate activity means less investing, less hiring, fewer jobs and a smaller economy, which hurts the rich, the poor and the middle class alike.
2
Samuel Freeman Miller
The United States being a limited form of government, one of the restrictions to which it is subject is in regard to its power to levy taxes. The States may levy them for a great many purposes for which Congress cannot, because to the States belong all of the powers not delegated to Congress.
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Jerry Reinsdorf
The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise.
4
Dana Rohrabacher
Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy a market-based container fee which will provide new revenue and make our system more equitable to the American taxpayer and American manufacturers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEVY»

Discover the use of levy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to levy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality, ...
"Argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to poverty and little growth.
Santiago Levy, 2010
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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th ...
This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, ...
Steven Levy, 2010
3
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Examines how some women are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems.
Ariel Levy, 2006
4
If Only It Were True
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet and she can disappear and reappear at whim?
Marc Levy, 2005
5
Berne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition
With access to the full contents online at Student Consult, this time-honored book delivers an in-depth understanding of physiology more powerfully and effectively than ever before.
Bruce M. Koeppen, Bruce A. Stanton, 2009
6
Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications
Maintaining the clear and accessible style of the previous edition, this book outlines the essential statistical methodsfor survey design and analysis, while also exploring techniques that have developed over the past decade.
Paul S. Levy, Stanley Lemeshow, 2013
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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best ...
Steven Levy, 2011
8
Tudor Historical Thought
Tudor Historical Thought is a revealing account of vital changes in intellectual orientation.
F. J. Levy, Fred Jacob Levy, Renaissance Society of America, 2004
9
Neuroethics: Challenges for the 21st Century
This book explores questions such as when is it permissible to alter a person's memories, influence personality traits or read minds?
Neil Levy, 2007
10
Just Like Heaven
Arthur falls in love with Laura, the young woman he discovers in the closet of his San Francisco apartment whom only he can see, after she informs him that her body is in a coma across town, and when doctors prepare to end Lauren's medical ...
Marc Levy, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term levy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Arthur showing ignorance - Levy - Civil society irked by former B'dos …
Levy. Civil-society functionaries have expressed disappointment with statements made by former prime minister of Barbados Owen Arthur in ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
2
Lowering Brazil's budget goal would prolong downturn, Levy tells …
Brazil needs to signal to investors that it will continue to trim budget spending until confidence returns, the newspaper quoted Levy as saying. «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Strong support for plastic bag levy - Newstalk ZB
Local government is adding its voice to calls for a compulsory levy on plastic shopping bags. LISTEN ABOVE: Palmerston North Mayor Grant ... «Newstalk ZB, Jul 15»
4
Barrington Levy Looking Forward To Bermuda - Bernews.com …
Reggae star Barrington Levy is set to headline this year's Cup Match Summer Splash on July 25, saying he is “really looking forward to coming ... «Bernews, Jul 15»
5
Nigeria: Where Is Port Development Levy? | Hellenic Shipping News …
This call to question the seven percent levy federal government collects on all goods imported through the seaports. It is officially collected by ... «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
6
Drax urges government to delay Climate Change Levy cut as its …
Power generator Drax is trying desperately to persuade the Government to delay the imposition of the Climate Change Levy after a dramatic ... «This is Money, Jul 15»
7
Medicare levy should go up, Andrews to tell COAG | The Australian
The 2 per cent Medicare levy should be increased instead of lifting the GST to cover the nation's burgeoning health spending needs, Victoria's ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Mystery man drops off flowers all over Levy County | WCJB TV-20
CHIEFLAND, Fla-- About one week ago Levy County residents began posting on facebook asking, 'where do these beautiful flowers come from ... «WCJB, Jul 15»
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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr supports calls for a higher Medicare …
Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Monday: An increase to the Medicare levy has merit. Photo: Jeffrey Chan. Chief Minister Andrew Barr will ... «The Canberra Times, Jul 15»
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Voters may face two park levies in two years - WCPO.com
In less than a month, 6,000 people sign petition for citywide parks levy. Paula Christian. 4:01 AM, Jul 20, 2015. You can view the Ohio River and Kentucky ... «WCPO, Jul 15»

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