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charge

 
 
pronunciation:
charj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: charged, charges, charging
definition 1: to give (someone) a responsibility or duty.
The office manager is charged with ordering all supplies.She charged her son with the task of raking the leaves.
synonyms:
assign, entrust
antonyms:
absolve, discharge
similar words:
allocate, allot, authorize, burden, command, commission, delegate, depute, saddle with, task
definition 2: to instruct with authority.
The generals did not do what they had been charged to do by the commander-in-chief.
synonyms:
bid, direct, enjoin, instruct
similar words:
adjure, authorize, command, demand, exhort, mandate, order, require, urge
definition 3: to accuse or blame, esp. for a crime (often fol. by with).
She was charged with a crime that she did not commit.
synonyms:
accuse, blame, indict
antonyms:
absolve, exonerate
similar words:
arraign, book, implicate, incriminate, inculpate, tax
definition 4: to supply with power or energy.
He charged the battery.
antonyms:
discharge
similar words:
electrify, energize, galvanize, power, recharge
definition 5: to fill, as with emotion.
He charged his speech with enthusiasm.
synonyms:
imbue
similar words:
fill, freight, infuse, load, pack, saturate
definition 6: to fill or suffuse.
The air was charged with disinfectant.
synonyms:
fill, imbue, permeate, pervade, saturate, steep, suffuse
similar words:
freight
definition 7: to demand or ask as a price.
The cafe charges a dollar for a cup of coffee.
similar words:
ask, assess, bill, demand, exact, impose, invoice, levy, price, require
definition 8: to defer payment for until a later date.
He charged the camping equipment instead of paying cash.
similar words:
debit
definition 9: to rush against, as in an attack.
They charged the enemy army at dawn.
synonyms:
assault, rush, storm
similar words:
assail, attack, beset, besiege, blitz, foray, invade, raid
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rush ahead.
The army charged into battle.
 
synonyms:
rush
similar words:
sally, storm
definition 2: to require payment.
The hotel charges for any extra services.
definition 3: to make a debit to an account.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a requested price; fee or expense.
The charge for our meal was more than we expected.
synonyms:
asking price, cost, fee, price
similar words:
amount, bill, brokerage, carriage, check, commission, dues, expense, fare, invoice, outlay, payment, rate, rent, sum, tab, tariff, tax, toll
definition 2: a quantity of explosives ready to be set off.
similar words:
dynamite, explosive, gelignite, gunpowder, TNT
definition 3: care, protection, or supervision.
She put her son in our charge when she became too sick to take care of him.
synonyms:
care, protection, safekeeping, supervision, tutelage
similar words:
custody, guardianship, guidance, jurisdiction, keeping, lap, oversight, superintendency, trust, wardship
definition 4: an order, command, or directive.
synonyms:
command, demand, direction, order
similar words:
authorization, bidding, dictate, directive, injunction, instruction, mandate, mission
definition 5: an accusation or indictment against someone.
a murder charge
synonyms:
accusation, indictment
similar words:
allegation, citation, complaint, count, gravamen, summons, true bill
definition 6: electric potential.
a positive charge
similar words:
potential
definition 7: a responsibility or duty, or that which constitutes a responsibility.
synonyms:
duty, job, responsibility, task
similar words:
assignment, burden, chore, commitment, lap, liability, mission, obligation, office
definition 8: a debit entered into a bookkeeping account.
synonyms:
debit
similar words:
expenditure
definition 9: a military assault; attack.
synonyms:
assault, attack, offensive
similar words:
aggression, blitz, foray, incursion, invasion, offense, onslaught, raid, sally, sortie, thrust
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derivations: chargeable (adj.), chargeably (adv.), chargeability (n.)
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