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Definition:

  1. [noun] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
    Synonyms: complaint

  2. [noun] the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

  3. [noun] an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
    Synonyms: accusation

  4. [noun] request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
    Synonyms: billing

  5. [noun] a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

  6. [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"
    Synonyms: electric

  7. [noun] financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

  8. [noun] a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

  9. [noun] attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
    Synonyms: care, tutelage, guardianship

  10. [noun] a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
    Synonyms: mission, commission

  11. [noun] a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
    Synonyms: commission, direction

  12. [noun] a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
    Synonyms: burster, bursting explosive

  13. [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"
    Synonyms: bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick

  14. [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"
    Synonyms: cathexis

  15. [noun] heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
    Synonyms: bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing

  16. [verb] to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    Synonyms: bear down

  17. [verb] blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"
    Synonyms: accuse

  18. [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"
    Synonyms: bill

  19. [verb] move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
    Synonyms: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck

  20. [verb] assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
    Synonyms: appoint

  21. [verb] file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
    Synonyms: lodge, file

  22. [verb] make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

  23. [verb] fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"

  24. [verb] enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

  25. [verb] cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
    Synonyms: commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send

  26. [verb] give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
    Synonyms: consign

  27. [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?"

  28. [verb] lie down on command, of hunting dogs

  29. [verb] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    Synonyms: agitate, rouse, turn on, commove, excite, up

  30. [verb] place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

  31. [verb] provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"
    Synonyms: load

  32. [verb] direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
    Synonyms: level, point

  33. [verb] impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
    Synonyms: saddle, burden

  34. [verb] instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

  35. [verb] instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

  36. [verb] attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
    Synonyms: blame

  37. [verb] set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

  38. [verb] cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

  39. [verb] energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

  40. [verb] saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

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