charge
noun.
an impetuous rush toward someone or something
the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary|the battle began with a cavalry charge
noun.
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
he was arrested on a charge of larceny
Synonym: complaint
noun.
the price charged for some article or service
the admission charge
noun.
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
noun.
attention and management implying responsibility for safety
he is in the care of a bodyguard
noun.
a special assignment that is given to a person or group
a confidential mission to London|his charge was deliver a message
noun.
a person committed to your care
the teacher led her charges across the street
noun.
financial liabilities (such as a tax)
the charges against the estate
noun.
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
Synonym: cathexis
noun.
the swift release of a store of affective force
they got a great bang out of it|what a boot!|he got a quick rush from injecting heroin|he does it for kicks
Synonym: thrill, rush, kick, flush, boot, bang
noun.
request for payment of a debt
they submitted their charges at the end of each month
Synonym: billing
noun.
a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
the judge's charge to the jury
noun.
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
Synonym: accusation
noun.
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
noun.
a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
verb.
to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork
Synonym: bear down
verb.
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
he charged the director with indifference
Synonym: accuse
verb.
demand payment
Will I get charged for this service?|We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
Synonym: bill
verb.
move quickly and violently
The car tore down the street|He came charging into my office
verb.
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
He was appointed deputy manager|She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
Synonym: appoint
verb.
file a formal charge against
The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
Synonym: file, lodge
verb.
make an accusatory claim
The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
verb.
fill or load to capacity
charge the wagon with hay
verb.
enter a certain amount as a charge
he charged me $15
verb.
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
After the second episode, she had to be committed|he was committed to prison
verb.
give over to another for care or safekeeping
consign your baggage
Synonym: consign
verb.
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?
verb.
lie down on command, of hunting dogs
verb.
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
verb.
place a heraldic bearing on
charge all weapons, shields, and banners
verb.
provide (a device) with something necessary
He loaded his gun carefully|load the camera
Synonym: load
verb.
direct into a position for use
point a gun|He charged his weapon at me
Synonym: point, level
verb.
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
Synonym: saddle, burden
verb.
instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
verb.
instruct or command with authority
The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
verb.
attribute responsibility to
We blamed the accident on her|The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
Synonym: blame
verb.
set or ask for a certain price
How much do you charge for lunch?|This fellow charges $100 for a massage
verb.
cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
charge a conductor
verb.
energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
I need to charge my car battery
verb.
saturate
The room was charged with tension and anxiety