1. [ verb ] to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle:
Synonyms: bear_down

"he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork."

Related terms: rush charger
2. [ noun ] (military) an impetuous rush toward someone or something

"the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary" "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

Related terms: attack countercharge
3. [ noun ] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
Synonyms: complaint

"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

Related terms: pleading accusation indictment criminal_law
4. [ verb ] blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Synonyms: accuse

: "he charged me director with indifference"

Related terms: accuse blame defame indict accuser accusation
5. [ verb ] demand payment
Synonyms: bill

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although e stayed only 3 nights"

Related terms: account levy surcharge invoice undercharge assess tithe bill
6. [ verb ] move quickly and violently
Synonyms: tear shoot shoot_down buck

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Related terms: rush rip shoot_up dart
7. [ noun ] (business) the price charged for some article or service

"the admission charge"

Related terms: cost rate agio overcharge undercharge fare stowage demurrage installation_charge porterage surcharge water-rate service_charge fixed_charge depreciation_charge tankage poundage postage carrying_charge
8. [ verb ] assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Synonyms: appoint

"He was appointed deputy manager" "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

Related terms: delegate name empower dub accredit create depute appointee appointee commission
9. [ verb ] (law) file a formal charge against
Synonyms: file lodge

"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

Related terms: accuse impeach file lodgment
10. [ verb ] (law) make an accusatory claim

"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

Related terms: claim complain tax accusation
11. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
Synonyms: electric_charge

"the battery needed a fresh charge"

Related terms: electrical_phenomenon negative_charge electrostatic_charge positive_charge
12. [ noun ] a task that has been assigned to a person or group
Synonyms: mission commission

"a confidential mission to London" "his charge was deliver a message"

Related terms: assignment mission_impossible fool's_errand martyr_operation commission
13. [ verb ] fill or load to capacity

"charge the wagon with hay"

Related terms: discharge change burden load freight
14. [ noun ] attention and management implying responsibility for safety
Synonyms: care guardianship tutelage

"he is under the care of a physician"

Related terms: protection providence great_care slight_care due_care foster_care tutor
15. [ noun ] a person committed to your care

"the teacher led her charges across the street"

Related terms: dependant appoint
16. [ verb ] (accounting) enter a certain amount as a charge

"he charged me $15"

Related terms: debit
17. [ verb ] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Synonyms: agitate excite commove charge_up turn_on rouse

"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

Related terms: calm disturb pother electrify hype_up bother excitation arousal
18. [ verb ] energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

"I need to charge my car battery"

Related terms: supply boost recharge battery_charger
19. [ verb ] saturate

"The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Related terms: impregnate
20. [ verb ] (physics) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on (a conductor, for example)
Related terms: change
21. [ verb ] set or ask for a certain price

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

Related terms: determine
22. [ noun ] request for payment of a debt
Synonyms: billing

"they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

Related terms: request presentment
23. [ noun ] (law) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
Synonyms: direction commission

"the judge's charge to the jury"

Related terms: command misdirection appoint
24. [ verb ] instruct or command with authority

"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

Related terms: instruct mission
25. [ verb ] attribute responsibility to
Synonyms: blame

"We blamed the accident on her" "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

Related terms: impute ascribe incrimination
26. [ verb ] (law) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
Related terms: instruct law
27. [ verb ] impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Synonyms: saddle burden

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Related terms: command overburden overwhelm adjure bear_down burden
28. [ noun ] (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
Synonyms: cathexis

"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

Related terms: libidinal_energy psychoanalysis
29. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill kick rush flush boot bang

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
30. [ noun ] (heraldry) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
Synonyms: heraldic_bearing armorial_bearing bearing
Related terms: heraldry chevron fleur-de-lis ordinary annulet
31. [ verb ] (arms) direct into a position for use
Synonyms: point level

"point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

Related terms: aim point
32. [ verb ] lie down on command, of hunting dogs
Related terms: lie_down
33. [ verb ] (heraldry,fine art) place a heraldic bearing on; of weapons, shields, and banners
Related terms: paint art
34. [ verb ] (business) 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?"

Related terms: pay_cash pay
35. [ verb ] provide with munition "He loaded his gun carefully"
Synonyms: load
Related terms: fill recharge
36. [ noun ] financial liabilities (such as a tax)

"the charges against the estate"

Related terms: liability liabilities encumbrance assessment levy tax
37. [ verb ] give over to another for care or safekeeping
Synonyms: consign

"consign your baggage"

Related terms: entrust pawn check check pledge
38. [ verb ] cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
Synonyms: commit send institutionalize institutionalise

"After the second episode, she had to be committed" "he was committed to prison"

Related terms: transfer transfer hospitalize mental_hospital commitment
39. [ noun ] (law) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
Synonyms: accusation

"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

Related terms: assertion countercharge
40. [ noun ] a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
Synonyms: bursting_charge explosive_charge burster

"this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

Related terms: explosive shot undercharge propellant explode
Similar spelling:   Cherise