definition of charge by The Free Dictionary

Noun 1. charge – an impetuous rush toward someone or something; “the wrestler’s charge carried him past his adversary”; “the battle began with a cavalry charge” 2. charge – (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; “he was arrested on a charge of larceny”

criminal law – the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
pleading – (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
accusal, accusation – a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
3. charge – the price charged for some article or service; “the admission charge”

cost – the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
carrying charge – charge made for carrying an account or for merchandise sold on an installment plan
depreciation charge – an amount periodically charged to expense or against revenue in compensation for depreciation of property
demurrage – a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
porterage – the charge for carrying burdens by porters
postage – the charge for mailing something
poundage – a charge based on weight measured in pounds
charge per unit, rate – amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; “a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5”
water-rate – rate per quarter for water from a public supply
surcharge – an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
stowage – the charge for stowing goods
tankage – the charge for storing something in tanks
4. charge - the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electronscharge – 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”

electrostatic charge – the electric charge at rest on the surface of an insulated body (which establishes and adjacent electrostatic field)
positive charge – having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
negative charge – having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential
5. charge - attention and management implying responsibility for safetycharge – attention and management implying responsibility for safety; “he is in the care of a bodyguard”

protection – the activity of protecting someone or something; “the witnesses demanded police protection”
foster care – supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
great care – more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons; “the pilot exercised great care in landing”
providence – the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; “divine providence”
slight care – such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
6. charge – a special assignment that is given to a person or group; “a confidential mission to London”; “his charge was deliver a message” 7. charge – a person committed to your care; “the teacher led her charges across the street”

dependant, dependent – a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
8. charge – financial liabilities (such as a tax); “the charges against the estate”

levy – a charge imposed and collected
assessment – an amount determined as payable; “the assessment for repairs outraged the club’s membership”
9. charge – (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; “Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge”

depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis – a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; “his physician recommended psychoanalysis”
10. charge - the swift release of a store of affective forcecharge – 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”

excitement, exhilaration – the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; “he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed”
11. charge - request for payment of a debtcharge – request for payment of a debt; “they submitted their charges at the end of each month”

presentment – a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
12. charge – a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; “the judge’s charge to the jury”

misdirection – an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
13. charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offencecharge – an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; “the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving”

countercharge – a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
14. charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shieldcharge – heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

annulet, roundel – (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; “a hollow roundel”
chevron – an inverted V-shaped charge
heraldry – emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
ordinary – (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
15. charge – a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; “this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains”

explosive – a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
shot – an explosive charge used in blasting
Verb 1. charge - to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battlecharge – to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; “he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork” 2. charge – blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; “he charged the director with indifference”

indict – accuse formally of a crime
3. charge – demand payment; “Will I get charged for this service?”; “We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights”

tithe – exact a tithe from; “The church was tithed”
assess – charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
surcharge – charge an extra fee, as for a special service
invoice – send an bill to; “She invoiced the company for her expenses”
charge – enter a certain amount as a charge; “he charged me $15”
4. charge – move quickly and violently; “The car tore down the street”; “He came charging into my office”

hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten – move fast; “He rushed down the hall to receive his guests”; “The cars raced down the street”
rip – move precipitously or violently; “The tornado ripped along the coast”
5. charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation tocharge – assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; “He was appointed deputy manager”; “She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance”

name, nominate, make – charge with a function; charge to be; “She was named Head of the Committee”; “She was made president of the club”
accredit – provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
create – invest with a new title, office, or rank; “Create one a peer”
6. charge – file a formal charge against; “The suspect was charged with murdering his wife”

impeach – charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office; “The President was impeached”
7. charge – make an accusatory claim; “The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased”

claim – assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; “He claimed that he killed the burglar”
tax – make a charge against or accuse; “They taxed him failure to appear in court”
complain – make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; “The plaintiff’s lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client”
8. charge – fill or load to capacity; “charge the wagon with hay”

alter, change, modify – cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; “The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city”; “The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue”
charge – saturate; “The room was charged with tension and anxiety”
freight – load with goods for transportation
9. charge – enter a certain amount as a charge; “he charged me $15”

bill, charge – demand payment; “Will I get charged for this service?”; “We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights”
10. charge – cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; “After the second episode, she had to be committed”; “he was committed to prison”

transfer – move from one place to another; “transfer the data”; “transmit the news”; “transfer the patient to another hospital”
hospitalise, hospitalize – admit into a hospital; “Mother had to be hospitalized because her blood pressure was too high”
11. charge – give over to another for care or safekeeping; “consign your baggage”

pledge – give as a guarantee; “I pledge my honor”
hock, pawn, soak – leave as a guarantee in return for money; “pawn your grandfather’s gold watch”
check – hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; “Check your coat at the door”
check – consign for shipment on a vehicle; “check your luggage before boarding”
12. charge – 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?”

pay – give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; “I paid four dollars for this sandwich”; “Pay the waitress, please”
pay cash – pay (for something) with cash
13. charge – lie down on command, of hunting dogs

lie down, lie – assume a reclining position; “lie down on the bed until you feel better”
14. charge - cause to be agitated, excited, or rousedcharge – cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; “The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks”

hype up, psych up – get excited or stimulated; “The children were all psyched up after the movie”
bother – make nervous or agitated; “The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster”
pother – make upset or troubled
electrify – excite suddenly and intensely; “The news electrified us”
15. charge – place a heraldic bearing on; “charge all weapons, shields, and banners”

artistic creation, artistic production, art – the creation of beautiful or significant things; “art does not need to be innovative to be good”; “I was never any good at art”; “he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully”
paint – make a painting; “he painted all day in the garden”; “He painted a painting of the garden”
16. charge – provide (a device) with something necessary; “He loaded his gun carefully”; “load the camera”

fill, fill up, make full – make full, also in a metaphorical sense; “fill a container”; “fill the child with pride”
17. charge – direct into a position for use; “point a gun”; “He charged his weapon at me”

aim, take aim, train, direct, take – point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; “Please don’t aim at your little brother!”; “He trained his gun on the burglar”; “Don’t train your camera on the women”; “Take a swipe at one’s opponent”
point – be positionable in a specified manner; “The gun points with ease”
18. charge – impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; “He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend”

overburden – burden with too much work or responsibility
bear down – exert a force or cause a strain upon; “This tax bears down on the lower middle class”
19. charge – instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

law, jurisprudence – the collection of rules imposed by authority; “civilization presupposes respect for the law”; “the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order”
instruct – give instructions or directions for some task; “She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation”
20. charge – instruct or command with authority; “The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem”

instruct – give instructions or directions for some task; “She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation”
21. charge – attribute responsibility to; “We blamed the accident on her”; “The tragedy was charged to her inexperience”

ascribe, attribute, impute, assign – attribute or credit to; “We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare”; “People impute great cleverness to cats”
22. charge – set or ask for a certain price; “How much do you charge for lunch?”; “This fellow charges $100 for a massage”

set, determine – fix conclusively or authoritatively; “set the rules”
23. charge – cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; “charge a conductor”

alter, change, modify – cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; “The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city”; “The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue”
charge – energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; “I need to charge my car battery”
24. charge – energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; “I need to charge my car battery”

charge – cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; “charge a conductor”
recharge – charge anew; “recharge a battery”
25. charge – saturate; “The room was charged with tension and anxiety”

charge – fill or load to capacity; “charge the wagon with hay”

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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