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charge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word charge

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(noun) an impetuous rush toward someone or something
Example Sentence
  • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
  • the battle began with a cavalry charge

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(noun) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
Synonyms : complaint
Example Sentence
  • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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(noun) the price charged for some article or service
Example Sentence
  • the admission charge

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(noun) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
Synonyms : electric charge
Example Sentence
  • the battery needed a fresh charge

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(noun) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
Synonyms : care , guardianship , tutelage
Example Sentence
  • he is in the care of a bodyguard

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(noun) a special assignment that is given to a person or group
Synonyms : commission , mission
Example Sentence
  • a confidential mission to London
  • his charge was deliver a message

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(noun) a person committed to your care
Example Sentence
  • the teacher led her charges across the street

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(noun) financial liabilities (such as a tax)
Example Sentence
  • the charges against the estate

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(noun) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
Synonyms : cathexis
Example Sentence
  • Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

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(noun) the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms : bang , boot , flush , kick , rush , thrill
Example Sentence
  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

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(noun) request for payment of a debt
Synonyms : billing
Example Sentence
  • they submitted their charges at the end of each month

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(noun) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
Synonyms : commission , direction
Example Sentence
  • the judge's charge to the jury

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(noun) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
Synonyms : accusation
Example Sentence
  • the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

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(noun) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
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(noun) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
Example Sentence
  • this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

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(verb) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
Synonyms : bear down
Example Sentence
  • he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

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(verb) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Synonyms : accuse
Example Sentence
  • he charged the director with indifference

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(verb) demand payment
Synonyms : bill
Example Sentence
  • Will I get charged for this service?
  • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights

Definition
(verb) move quickly and violently
Synonyms : buck , shoot , shoot down , tear
Example Sentence
  • The car tore down the street
  • He came charging into my office

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(verb) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Synonyms : appoint
Example Sentence
  • He was appointed deputy manager
  • She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance

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(verb) file a formal charge against
Synonyms : file , lodge
Example Sentence
  • The suspect was charged with murdering his wife

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(verb) make an accusatory claim
Example Sentence
  • The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased

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(verb) fill or load to capacity
Example Sentence
  • charge the wagon with hay

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(verb) enter a certain amount as a charge
Example Sentence
  • he charged me $15

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(verb) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
Example Sentence
  • After the second episode, she had to be committed
  • he was committed to prison

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(verb) give over to another for care or safekeeping
Synonyms : consign
Example Sentence
  • consign your baggage

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(verb) pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
Example Sentence
  • Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?

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(verb) lie down on command, of hunting dogs
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(verb) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Synonyms : agitate , charge up , commove , excite , rouse , turn on
Example Sentence
  • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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(verb) place a heraldic bearing on
Example Sentence
  • charge all weapons, shields, and banners

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(verb) provide (a device) with something necessary
Synonyms : load
Example Sentence
  • He loaded his gun carefully
  • load the camera

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(verb) direct into a position for use
Synonyms : level , point
Example Sentence
  • point a gun
  • He charged his weapon at me

Definition
(verb) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Synonyms : burden , saddle
Example Sentence
  • He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

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(verb) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
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(verb) instruct or command with authority
Example Sentence
  • The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem

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(verb) attribute responsibility to
Synonyms : blame
Example Sentence
  • We blamed the accident on her
  • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience

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(verb) set or ask for a certain price
Example Sentence
  • How much do you charge for lunch?
  • This fellow charges $100 for a massage

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(verb) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
Example Sentence
  • charge a conductor

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(verb) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
Example Sentence
  • I need to charge my car battery

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(verb) saturate
Example Sentence
  • The room was charged with tension and anxiety

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