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Difference between Levee and Levy

Levee is a formal reception or an embankment.

  • The new consul was introduced at a levee near the embassy.
  • After the levee broke, the town quickly evacuated.

Levy, as a verb, means to impose, enlist, or begin war.

  • The court could levy a fine for misappropriating the funds.
  • They are going to levy troops from the countryside.
  • They want to avoid levying war at all costs.

Levy, as a noun, is a charge imposed or the act of levying money, property, or troops.

  • The tax rate levy is a real challenge this year.
  • The recent levy raised few troops for the military.