Charge - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense (syn: complaint)
- the price charged for some article or service
- the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
- attention and management implying responsibility for safety (syn: care, guardianship, tutelage)
- a person committed to your care
- financial liabilities (such as a tax)
- (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
- the swift release of a store of affective force (syn: bang, boot, flush, kick, rush, thrill)
- request for payment of a debt (syn: billing)
- a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something (syn: commission, direction)
- an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence (syn: accusation)
- heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield (syn: bearing)
- a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time (syn: burster)
- blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against (syn: accuse)
- demand payment (syn: bill)
- move quickly and violently (syn: buck, shoot, shoot down, tear)
- assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to (syn: appoint)
- make an accusatory claim
- fill or load to capacity
- enter a certain amount as a charge
- cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution (syn: commit, institutionalize, send)
- give over to another for care or safekeeping (syn: consign)
- pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
- lie down on command, of hunting dogs
- cause to be agitated, excited, or roused (syn: agitate, excite, rouse, turn on)
- place a heraldic bearing on
- provide (a device) with something necessary (syn: load)
- direct into a position for use (syn: level, point)
- impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to (syn: burden, saddle)
- instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
- instruct or command with authority
- attribute responsibility to (syn: blame)
- set or ask for a certain price
- cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
- energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
He set off a charge that destroyed the mountain.
He has charge of the building.
There is no charge for fixing the tire.
A delivery charge for the refrigerator
An admission charge at the fair
We tried to charge the car's battery.
The government charged that he had not paid taxes for five years.
It is not clear if he violated the rules, as his critics have charged.
The basketball player was charged with a foul.
The wire is charged with electricity.
The terrorists charged the bomb with an explosive substance.
The music is charged with excitement.
His poetry is charged with strength and feeling.
They charged him with the job of finding a new meeting place.
The chairman was charged with the duty of calling all future meetings.
present participle: charging
past tense: charged
past participle: charged