charge

phonetic symbol: / tʃárdʒ / 

charge - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a special assignment that is given to a person or group
e.g.)
・his charge was deliver a message
commission , mission

[ noun ]
■ attention and management implying responsibility for safety
care , guardianship , tutelage

[ noun ]
■ an impetuous rush toward someone or something
e.g.)
・the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
・the battle began with a cavalry charge

[ noun ]
■ a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
e.g.)
・this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
burster , bursting charge , explosive charge

[ noun ]
■ heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
armorial bearing , bearing , heraldic bearing

[ noun ]
■ (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
e.g.)
・he was arrested on a charge of larceny
complaint

[ noun ]
■ an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
e.g.)
・the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
accusation

[ noun ]
■ a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
e.g.)
・the judge's charge to the jury
commission , direction

[ noun ]
■ request for payment of a debt
e.g.)
・they submitted their charges at the end of each month
billing

[ noun ]
■ the swift release of a store of affective force
bang , boot , flush , kick , rush , thrill

[ noun ]
■ (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
e.g.)
・Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
cathexis

[ noun ]
■ a person committed to your care
e.g.)
・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
e.g.)
・the battery needed a fresh charge
electric charge

[ noun ]
■ the price charged for some article or service
e.g.)
・the admission charge

[ noun ]
■ financial liabilities (such as a tax)
e.g.)
・the charges against the estate

[ verb ]
■ saturate
e.g.)
・The room was charged with tension and anxiety

[ verb ]
■ energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
e.g.)
・I need to charge my car battery

[ verb ]
■ cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
e.g.)
・charge a conductor

[ verb ]
■ set or ask for a certain price
e.g.)
・How much do you charge for lunch?
・This fellow charges $100 for a massage

[ verb ]
■ attribute responsibility to
e.g.)
・The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
blame

[ verb ]
■ instruct or command with authority
e.g.)
・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
e.g.)
・He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
burden , saddle

[ verb ]
■ blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
e.g.)
・he charged the director with indifference
accuse

[ verb ]
■ make an accusatory claim
e.g.)
・The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased

[ verb ]
■ file a formal charge against
e.g.)
・The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
file , lodge

[ verb ]
■ to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
bear down

[ verb ]
■ direct into a position for use
e.g.)
・He charged his weapon at me
level , point

[ verb ]
■ fill or load to capacity
e.g.)
・charge the wagon with hay

[ verb ]
■ provide (a device) with something necessary
load

[ verb ]
■ place a heraldic bearing on
e.g.)
・charge all weapons, shields, and banners

[ verb ]
■ cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
e.g.)
・The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
agitate , charge up , commove , excite , rouse , turn on

[ verb ]
■ lie down on command, of hunting dogs

[ verb ]
■ move quickly and violently
buck , shoot , shoot down , tear

[ verb ]
■ pay with a credit card
■ pay with plastic money
■ postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
e.g.)
・Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?

[ verb ]
■ demand payment
e.g.)
・Will I get charged for this service?
bill

[ verb ]
■ enter a certain amount as a charge
e.g.)
・he charged me $15

[ verb ]
■ give over to another for care or safekeeping
consign

[ verb ]
■ cause to be admitted
■ of persons to an institution
commit , institutionalise , institutionalize , send

[ verb ]
■ assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
e.g.)
・She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
appoint

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