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charge

noun (n)

  • an impetuous rush toward someone or something (noun.act)
    Example:
    The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary.
    The battle began with a cavalry charge.
    source: wordnet30
  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense (noun.communication)
    Synonym: complaint
    Example:
    He was arrested on a charge of larceny.
    source: wordnet30
  • the price charged for some article or service (noun.possession)
    Example:
    The admission charge.
    source: wordnet30
  • the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons (noun.phenomenon)
    Synonym: electric charge
    Example:
    The battery needed a fresh charge.
    source: wordnet30
  • attention and management implying responsibility for safety (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a special assignment that is given to a person or group (noun.act)
    Synonym: commission, mission
    Example:
    His charge was deliver a message.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person committed to your care (noun.person)
    Example:
    The teacher led her charges across the street.
    source: wordnet30
  • financial liabilities (such as a tax) (noun.possession)
    Example:
    The charges against the estate.
    source: wordnet30
  • (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object (noun.motive)
    Synonym: cathexis
    Example:
    Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge.
    source: wordnet30
  • the swift release of a store of affective force (noun.feeling)
    Synonym: bang, boot, flush, kick, rush, thrill
    source: wordnet30
  • request for payment of a debt (noun.communication)
    Synonym: billing
    Example:
    They submitted their charges at the end of each month.
    source: wordnet30
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The judge's charge to the jury.
    source: wordnet30
  • an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence (noun.communication)
    Synonym: accusation
    Example:
    The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving.
    source: wordnet30
  • heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains.
    source: wordnet30
  • A load or burder laid upon a person or thing. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle (verb.competition)
    Synonym: bear down
    source: wordnet30
  • blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against (verb.communication)
    Synonym: accuse
    Example:
    He charged the director with indifference.
    source: wordnet30
  • demand payment (verb.possession)
    Synonym: bill
    Example:
    Will I get charged for this service?.
    source: wordnet30
  • move quickly and violently (verb.motion)
    Synonym: buck, shoot, shoot down, tear
    source: wordnet30
  • assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to (verb.social)
    Synonym: appoint
    Example:
    She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance.
    source: wordnet30
  • file a formal charge against (verb.communication)
    Synonym: file, lodge
    Example:
    The suspect was charged with murdering his wife.
    source: wordnet30
  • make an accusatory claim (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased.
    source: wordnet30
  • fill or load to capacity (verb.contact)
    Antonym: discharge
    Example:
    Charge the wagon with hay.
    source: wordnet30
  • enter a certain amount as a charge (verb.possession)
    Example:
    He charged me $15.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • give over to another for care or safekeeping (verb.possession)
    Synonym: consign
    source: wordnet30
  • pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt (verb.possession)
    Antonym: pay cash
    Example:
    Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?.
    source: wordnet30
  • lie down on command, of hunting dogs (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be agitated, excited, or roused (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.
    source: wordnet30
  • place a heraldic bearing on (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Charge all weapons, shields, and banners.
    source: wordnet30
  • provide (a device) with something necessary (verb.contact)
    Synonym: load
    source: wordnet30
  • direct into a position for use (verb.competition)
    Synonym: level, point
    Example:
    He charged his weapon at me.
    source: wordnet30
  • impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to (verb.communication)
    Synonym: burden, saddle
    Example:
    He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend.
    source: wordnet30
  • instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • instruct or command with authority (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem.
    source: wordnet30
  • attribute responsibility to (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: blame
    Example:
    The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.
    source: wordnet30
  • set or ask for a certain price (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    How much do you charge for lunch?.
    This fellow charges $100 for a massage.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on (verb.change)
    Example:
    Charge a conductor.
    source: wordnet30
  • energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge (verb.change)
    Example:
    I need to charge my car battery.
    source: wordnet30
  • saturate (verb.change)
    Example:
    The room was charged with tension and anxiety.
    source: wordnet30
  • To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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