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    charge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word charge

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    Synonyms : complaint
    Example Sentence
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny
    Definition
    (noun) the price charged for some article or service
    Example Sentence
    • the admission charge
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    Synonyms : care , guardianship , tutelage
    Example Sentence
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a person committed to your care
    Example Sentence
    • the teacher led her charges across the street
    Definition
    (noun) financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    Example Sentence
    • the charges against the estate
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) request for payment of a debt
    Synonyms : billing
    Example Sentence
    • they submitted their charges at the end of each month
    Definition
    (noun) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    Synonyms : commission , direction
    Example Sentence
    • the judge's charge to the jury
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield Definition
    (noun) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    Example Sentence
    • this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    Synonyms : accuse
    Example Sentence
    • he charged the director with indifference
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) file a formal charge against
    Synonyms : file , lodge
    Example Sentence
    • The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
    Definition
    (verb) make an accusatory claim
    Example Sentence
    • The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
    Definition
    (verb) fill or load to capacity
    Example Sentence
    • charge the wagon with hay
    Definition
    (verb) enter a certain amount as a charge
    Example Sentence
    • he charged me $15
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) give over to another for care or safekeeping
    Synonyms : consign
    Example Sentence
    • consign your baggage
    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (verb) lie down on command, of hunting dogs Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) place a heraldic bearing on
    Example Sentence
    • charge all weapons, shields, and banners
    Definition
    (verb) provide (a device) with something necessary
    Synonyms : load
    Example Sentence
    • He loaded his gun carefully
    • load the camera
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence Definition
    (verb) instruct or command with authority
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
    Definition
    (verb) attribute responsibility to
    Synonyms : blame
    Example Sentence
    • We blamed the accident on her
    • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
    Definition
    (verb) set or ask for a certain price
    Example Sentence
    • How much do you charge for lunch?
    • This fellow charges $100 for a massage
    Definition
    (verb) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    Example Sentence
    • charge a conductor
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) saturate
    Example Sentence
    • The room was charged with tension and anxiety
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