1. An impetuous rush toward someone or something (synset 100976848)
    "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 offense (synset 106573933)
    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  3. The price charged for some article or service (synset 113327892)
    "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 (synset 111455142)
    "the battery needed a fresh charge"
  5. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety (synset 100831039)
    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  6. A special assignment that is given to a person or group (synset 100732520)
    "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
  7. A person committed to your care (synset 109929218)
    "the teacher led her charges across the street"
  8. Financial liabilities (such as a tax) (synset 113421971)
    "the charges against the estate"
  9. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object (synset 109208509)
    "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
  10. The swift release of a store of affective force (synset 107543858)
    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
  11. Request for payment of a debt (synset 107205601)
    "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
  12. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something (synset 107184131)
    "the judge's charge to the jury"
  13. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence (synset 106743529)
    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  14. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield (synset 103012169)
  15. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time (synset 103011879)
    "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
  1. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle (synset 201124145)
    "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
  2. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against (synset 200845147)
    "he charged the director with indifference"
  3. Demand payment (synset 202325354)
    "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  4. Move quickly and violently (synset 202059191)
    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
  5. Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to (synset 202481345)
    "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
  6. File a formal charge against (synset 200871595)
    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  7. Make an accusatory claim (synset 200845638)
    "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  8. Fill or load to capacity (synset 201491585)
    "charge the wagon with hay"
  9. Enter a certain amount as a charge (synset 202326026)
    "he charged me $15"
  10. Cause to be admitted;
    Of persons to an institution (synset 202353564)
    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
  11. Give over to another for care or safekeeping (synset 202352633)
    "consign your baggage"
  12. Pay with a credit card;
    Pay with plastic money;
    Postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt (synset 202322269)
    "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
  13. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs (synset 201989438)
  14. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused (synset 201766380)
    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  15. Place a heraldic bearing on (synset 201689855)
    "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  16. Provide (a device) with something necessary (synset 201492993)
    "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"
  17. Direct into a position for use (synset 201154680)
    "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  18. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to (synset 200752538)
    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  19. Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence (synset 200752351)
  20. Instruct or command with authority (synset 200752178)
    "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  21. Attribute responsibility to (synset 200729953)
    "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  22. Set or ask for a certain price (synset 200702283)
    "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 (synset 200519195)
    "charge a conductor"
  24. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge (synset 200518927)
    "I need to charge my car battery"
  25. Saturate (synset 200499097)
    "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

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