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Adjective: charged  chaa(r)jd
  1. Of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
    "charged particles"; "a charged battery"
  2. Fraught with great emotion
    "an emotionally charged speech"; "an atmosphere charged with excitement";
    - supercharged
  3. Supplied with carbon dioxide
    - aerated
  4. Capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy
    "the highly charged issue of abortion"
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"

See also: effervescent, electronegative, electropositive, emotional, hot [informal], live, negative, negatively charged, polar, positive, positively charged, provocative

Type of: account, accuse, aim, alter, ascribe, assign, attribute, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], calculate, change, claim, command, commit, confide, criminate, debit, determine, direct, disturb, entrust, fill, fill up, furnish, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, impeach, impregnate, impute, incriminate, instruct, intrust [archaic], lie, lie down, modify, offer, paint, pay, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], provide, race, render, 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, uncharged

Encyclopedia: Charged

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