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Verb: charge  chaa(r)j
  1. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork";
    - bear down
  2. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehaviour against
    "he charged the director with indifference";
    - accuse
  3. Demand payment
    "Will I get charged for this service?";
    - bill
  4. Move quickly and violently
    "He came charging into my office";
    - tear [informal], shoot, shoot down, buck, bomb [Brit, informal], scream [informal]
  5. Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance";
    - appoint
  6. Place a formal charge against
    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife";
    - lodge, file
  7. Make an accusatory claim
    "The defence attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  8. Fill or load to capacity
    "charge the wagon with hay"
  9. Enter a certain amount as a charge
    "he charged me $15"
  10. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    "After the second episode, she had to be charged";
    - commit, institutionalize, institutionalise [Brit], send
  11. Give over to another for care or safekeeping
    "charge your baggage";
    - consign
  12. 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?"
  13. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  14. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks";
    - agitate, rouse, turn on, commove, excite, charge up
  15. (art) place a heraldic bearing on
    "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  16. Provide (a device) with something necessary
    "He charged his gun carefully";
    - load
  17. Direct into a position for use
    "He charged his weapon at me";
    - level, point
  18. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend";
    - saddle, burden, lumber [Brit, informal]
  19. (law) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  20. Instruct or command with authority
    "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  21. Attribute responsibility to
    "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience";
    - blame
  22. Set or ask for a certain price
    "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
  23. Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    "charge a conductor"
  24. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
    "I need to charge my car battery"
  25. Saturate
    "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
Noun: charge  chaa(r)j
  1. An impetuous rush toward someone or something
    "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
  2. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offence
    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny";
    - complaint
  3. The price charged for some article or service
    "the admission charge"
  4. 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";
    - electric charge
  5. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    "he is in the charge of a bodyguard";
    - care, tutelage, guardianship
  6. A special assignment that is given to a person or group
    "his charge was to deliver a message";
    - mission, commission
  7. A person committed to your care
    "the teacher led her charges across the street"
  8. (tax) financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    "the charges against the estate"
  9. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea, person or object
    "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge";
    - cathexis
  10. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "they got a great charge out of it";
    - bang, rush, flush, thrill, kick, buzz [informal]
  11. Request for payment of a debt
    "they submitted their charges at the end of each month";
    - billing
  12. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    "the judge's charge to the jury";
    - commission, direction
  13. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving";
    - accusation
  14. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
    - bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing
  15. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains";
    - burster, bursting charge, explosive charge
Noun: chargé d'affaires (chargés d'affaires)  ,shaa(r)-zhey-du'fehr
  1. The official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador

Derived forms: charges, charged, charging

Type of: account, accuse, aim, alter, ascribe, asking, assertion, asseveration, assign, assignment, attack, attribute, averment, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bid, bidding, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], calculate, change, claim, command, commit, confide, cost, criminate, debit, dependant [Brit], dependent, determine, dictation, diplomat, diplomatist, direct, disturb, duty assignment, electrical phenomenon, entrust, excitement, exhilaration, explosive, fill, fill up, furnish, hasten, heraldry, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, impeach, impregnate, impute, incriminate, instruct, intrust [archaic], liabilities, libidinal energy, lie, lie down, modify, offer, onrush, onset, onslaught, paint, pay, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], pleading, protection, provide, race, render, request, require, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, saturate, set, speed, step on it [informal], supply, take, take aim, train, transfer, travel rapidly, trouble, trust, upset, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Antonym: discharge, pay cash

Part of: bill of indictment, indictment

Encyclopedia: Charge, Daniel

Chargé d'affaires