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  1. charge
  2. verb

    • 1. demand (an amount) as a price from someone for a service rendered or goods supplied:

      he charged me 2 euros for the postcard the restaurant charged $15 for dinner museums should charge for admission
      Synonym : ask in payment, ask, fix a charge, fix a price, impose, levy, expect, demand, exact, bill, invoice
    • 2. record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account):

      they charge the calls to their credit-card accounts
      Synonym : bill, put down, debit from, take from
    • 3. accuse (someone) of something, especially an offense under law:

      they were charged with assault
      Synonym : accuse of, indict for, arraign for, prosecute for, try for, bring to trial for, put on trial for, blame for, hold accountable for, implicate in, impeach for, inculpate
    • 4. make an accusation or assertion that:

      opponents charged that below-cost pricing would reduce safety
    • 5. accuse someone of (an offense):

      they filed a lawsuit charging fraud and breach of contract
    • 6. entrust (someone) with a task as a duty or responsibility:

      the committee was charged with reshaping the educational system
      Synonym : entrust, burden, encumber, hamper, saddle, tax, weigh, weigh down, load
    • 7. store electrical energy in (a battery or battery-operated device):

      the shaver can be charged up and used while traveling
    • 8. (of a battery or battery-operated device) receive and store electrical energy.

    • 9. load or fill (a container, gun, etc.) to the full or proper extent:

      will you see to it that your glasses are charged?
      Synonym : fill, fill up, fill to the brim, stock, load, load up, pack, plug, arm, prepare to fire, top up
    • 10. fill or pervade (something) with a quality or emotion:

      the air was charged with menace
    • 11. rush forward in attack:

      the plan is to charge headlong at the enemy
      Synonym : rush, move quickly, storm, stampede, career, tear, push, plow, swoop, dive, lunge, launch oneself, throw oneself, go headlong, steam, barrel
    • 12. rush aggressively toward (someone or something) in attack:

      I don't advise anyone to charge that barricade
      Synonym : attack, storm, rush, assault, assail, open fire on, fall on, set upon, swoop on, descend on, fly at, make an onslaught on, make a raid on, take by storm, attempt to capture, lay into, tear into
    • 13. move quickly and with impetus:

      Henry charged up the staircase
    • 14. place a heraldic bearing on:

      a pennant argent, charged with a cross gules


  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: charge, plural noun: charges

    • v.: verb: charge, 3rd person present: charges, gerund or present participle: charging, past tense: charged, past participle: charged

    • verb

      demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied:

      record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account):

    • noun

      a price asked for goods or services:

      a financial liability or commitment:

    • adjective

      having an electric charge.

      filled with excitement, tension, or emotion:

    • adjective

      having an electric charge.

      filled with excitement, tension, or emotion:

    • noun

      a record made in a police station of the charges against a person.
    • verb

      formally accuse (someone) of committing an offense; charge:
    • noun

      an expense or effective cost arising from unproductive assets such as stored goods or unoccupied premises.

      a sum payable for the conveying of goods.

    • noun

      a particle which carries an electric charge.

      a mobile electron or hole by which electric charge passes through a semiconductor.

    • noun

      a liability to a creditor which relates to specific assets of a company.
    • noun

      the ratio of the charge of an ion or subatomic particle to its mass.
    • noun

      a fee added to the price of a new car to cover the cost of shipping the vehicle from the manufacturer to the dealer.
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