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Definitions of charge:
  • noun:   a impetuous rush toward someone or something
    Example: "The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
  • noun:   a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    Example: "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
  • noun:   heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  • noun:   (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    Example: "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  • noun:   request for payment of a debt
    Example: "They submitted their charges at the end of each month"
  • noun:   a person committed to your care
    Example: "The teacher led her charges across the street"
  • noun:   the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
    Example: "The battery needed a fresh charge"
  • noun:   the price charged for some article or service
    Example: "The admission charge"
  • noun:   financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    Example: "The charges against the estate"
  • noun:   a special assignment that is given to a person or group
    Example: "His charge was deliver a message"
  • noun:   attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  • noun:   an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    Example: "The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  • noun:   a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    Example: "The judge's charge to the jury"
  • noun:   (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
    Example: "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
  • noun:   the swift release of a store of affective force
  • verb:   pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
    Example: "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
  • verb:   demand payment
    Example: "Will I get charged for this service?"
  • verb:   enter a certain amount as a charge
    Example: "He charged me $15"
  • verb:   saturate
    Example: "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  • verb:   energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
    Example: "I need to charge my car battery"
  • verb:   cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    Example: "Charge a conductor"
  • verb:   set or ask for a certain price
    Example: "How much do you charge for lunch?"
  • verb:   instruct or command with authority
    Example: "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  • verb:   instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  • verb:   impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    Example: "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  • verb:   blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    Example: "He charged me director with indifference"
  • verb:   make an accusatory claim
    Example: "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  • verb:   file a formal charge against
    Example: "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  • verb:   to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
  • verb:   direct into a position for use
    Example: "He charged his weapon at me"
  • verb:   fill or load to capacity
    Example: "Charge the wagon with hay"
  • verb:   place a heraldic bearing on
    Example: "Charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  • verb:   lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  • verb:   give over to another for care or safekeeping
  • verb:   assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    Example: "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
  • verb:   attribute responsibility to
    Example: "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  • verb:   provide with munition
  • verb:   move quickly and violently
  • verb:   cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    Example: "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  • verb:   cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

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