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Meaning & Definition of Charge in English

English

Charge

/ʧɑrʤ/

noun

1. An impetuous rush toward someone or something

  • "The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
  • "The battle began with a cavalry charge"
    synonym:
  • charge

2. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

  • "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • complaint

3. The price charged for some article or service

  • "The admission charge"
    synonym:
  • charge

4. The quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

  • "The battery needed a fresh charge"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • electric charge

5. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety

  • "He is in the care of a bodyguard"
    synonym:
  • care
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • tutelage
  • ,
  • guardianship

6. A special assignment that is given to a person or group

  • "A confidential mission to london"
  • "His charge was deliver a message"
    synonym:
  • mission
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • commission

7. A person committed to your care

  • "The teacher led her charges across the street"
    synonym:
  • charge

8. Financial liabilities (such as a tax)

  • "The charges against the estate"
    synonym:
  • charge

9. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

  • "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
    synonym:
  • cathexis
  • ,
  • charge

10. The swift release of a store of affective force

  • "They got a great bang out of it"
  • "What a boot!"
  • "He got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
  • "He does it for kicks"
    synonym:
  • bang
  • ,
  • boot
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • flush
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • kick

11. Request for payment of a debt

  • "They submitted their charges at the end of each month"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • billing

12. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

  • "The judge's charge to the jury"
    synonym:
  • commission
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • direction

13. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

  • "The newspaper published charges that jones was guilty of drunken driving"
    synonym:
  • accusation
  • ,
  • charge

14. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • bearing
  • ,
  • heraldic bearing
  • ,
  • armorial bearing

15. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

  • "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • burster
  • ,
  • bursting charge
  • ,
  • explosive charge

verb

1. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

  • "He saw jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • bear down

2. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

  • "He charged the director with indifference"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • accuse

3. Demand payment

  • "Will i get charged for this service?"
  • "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • bill

4. Move quickly and violently

  • "The car tore down the street"
  • "He came charging into my office"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • shoot down
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • buck

5. Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

  • "He was appointed deputy manager"
  • "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
    synonym:
  • appoint
  • ,
  • charge

6. File a formal charge against

  • "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • lodge
  • ,
  • file

7. Make an accusatory claim

  • "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
    synonym:
  • charge

8. Fill or load to capacity

  • "Charge the wagon with hay"
    synonym:
  • charge

9. Enter a certain amount as a charge

  • "He charged me $15"
    synonym:
  • charge

10. Cause to be admitted

  • Of persons to an institution
  • "After the second episode, she had to be committed"
  • "He was committed to prison"
    synonym:
  • commit
  • ,
  • institutionalize
  • ,
  • institutionalise
  • ,
  • send
  • ,
  • charge

11. Give over to another for care or safekeeping

  • "Consign your baggage"
    synonym:
  • consign
  • ,
  • charge

12. Pay with a credit card

  • Pay with plastic money
  • Postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
  • "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
    synonym:
  • charge

13. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs

    synonym:
  • charge

14. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

  • "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    synonym:
  • agitate
  • ,
  • rouse
  • ,
  • turn on
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • commove
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • charge up

15. Place a heraldic bearing on

  • "Charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
    synonym:
  • charge

16. Provide (a device) with something necessary

  • "He loaded his gun carefully"
  • "Load the camera"
    synonym:
  • load
  • ,
  • charge

17. Direct into a position for use

  • "Point a gun"
  • "He charged his weapon at me"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • point

18. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

  • "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • saddle
  • ,
  • burden

19. Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

    synonym:
  • charge

20. Instruct or command with authority

  • "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
    synonym:
  • charge

21. Attribute responsibility to

  • "We blamed the accident on her"
  • "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
    synonym:
  • blame
  • ,
  • charge

22. Set or ask for a certain price

  • "How much do you charge for lunch?"
  • "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
    synonym:
  • charge

23. Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

  • "Charge a conductor"
    synonym:
  • charge

24. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

  • "I need to charge my car battery"
    synonym:
  • charge

25. Saturate

  • "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
    synonym:
  • charge

Examples of using

What do they charge for room and board?
"Link, I need you." "Finally! I'll take off my clothes!" "Not in that sense, silly. Today is father's birthday!" "The King has a birthday?!" "Yes. You'll be in charge of the decorations and I'll invite the guests!"
He is going to take charge of a project concerning the future of the company.