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'charge' - used as a noun
1. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
he was arrested on a charge of larceny
2. the price charged for some article or service
the admission charge
3. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
4. request for payment of a debt
they submitted their charges at the end of each month
5. an impetuous rush toward someone or something
the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
the battle began with a cavalry charge
6. the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
the battery needed a fresh charge
7. financial liabilities (such as a tax)
the charges against the estate
8. a person committed to your care
the teacher led her charges across the street
9. attention and management implying responsibility for safety
10. a special assignment that is given to a person or group
his charge was deliver a message
11. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
the judge's charge to the jury
12. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
13. the swift release of a store of affective force
14. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
15. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

'charge' - used as a verb
16. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork
17. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
he charged thee director with indifference
18. demand payment
Will I get charged for this service?
19. move quickly and violently
He came charging into my office
20. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
21. file a formal charge against
The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
22. make an accusatory claim
The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
23. fill or load to capacity
charge the wagon with hay
24. enter a certain amount as a charge
he charged me $15
25. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
26. give over to another for care or safekeeping
27. 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?
28. lie down on command, of hunting dogs
29. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
30. place a heraldic bearing on
charge all weapons, shields, and banners
31. provide with munition
32. direct into a position for use
He charged his weapon at me
33. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
34. instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
35. instruct or command with authority
The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
36. attribute responsibility to
The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
37. set or ask for a certain price
How much do you charge for lunch?
This fellow charges $100 for a massage
38. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
charge a conductor
39. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
I need to charge my car battery
40. saturate
The room was charged with tension and anxiety

derived forms
1. Charge / Plural
2. Charge / Past
3. Charge / Third Person
4. Charge / Present Participle
Variations of 'charge'
  • discharge
  • pay cash
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    Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.