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Definition of "Charge" :

noun: a special assignment that is given to a person or group

"His charge was deliver a message."

noun: attention and management implying responsibility for safety

noun: an impetuous rush toward someone or something

"The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary."

noun: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

"This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains."

noun: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

noun: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

"He was arrested on a charge of larceny."

noun: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

"The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving."

noun: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"The judge's charge to the jury."

noun: request for payment of a debt

"They submitted their charges at the end of each month."

noun: the swift release of a store of affective force

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."

noun: a person committed to your care

"The teacher led her charges across the street."

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: the price charged for some article or service

"The admission charge."

noun: financial liabilities (such as a tax)

"The charges against the estate."

verb: saturate

"The room was charged with tension and anxiety."

verb: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

"I need to charge my car battery."

verb: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

"Charge a conductor."

verb: set or ask for a certain price

"How much do you charge for lunch?."

verb: attribute responsibility to

"The tragedy was charged to her inexperience."

verb: instruct or command with authority

"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem."

verb: instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

verb: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend."

verb: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"He charged the director with indifference."

verb: make an accusatory claim

"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased."

verb: file a formal charge against

"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife."

verb: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

verb: direct into a position for use

"He charged his weapon at me."

verb: fill or load to capacity

"Charge the wagon with hay."

verb: provide (a device) with something necessary

verb: place a heraldic bearing on

"Charge all weapons, shields, and banners."

verb: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks."

verb: lie down on command, of hunting dogs

verb: move quickly and violently

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: demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?."

verb: enter a certain amount as a charge

"He charged me $15."

verb: give over to another for care or safekeeping

verb: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

verb: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

"She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance."