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1 charge

An impetuous rush toward someone or something.

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Roget 695: advice, counsel, adhortation; word to the wise; suggestion, submonition, recommendation, advocacy; advisement.    exhortation etc. (persuasion) 615; ... show more

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Polish: szarża

2 charge

criminal law A pleading describing some wrong or offense:
— He was arrested on a charge of larceny.

synonym: complaint.

Dutch: reclame

3 charge

The price charged for some article or service.

Polish: opłata

4 charge

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.

synonym: electric charge.

Dutch: lading, elektrische lading
Polish: ładunek elektryczny

5 charge

Attention and management implying responsibility for safety.

synonyms: care, guardianship, tutelage.

Roget 751: restraint; hindrance etc. 706; coercion etc. (compulsion) 744; cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.    ... show more

Dutch: zorg
Polish: opiekuństwo

6 charge

A special assignment that is given to a person or group:
— His charge was deliver a message.

synonyms: commission, mission.

Roget 755: commission, delegation; consignment, assignment; procuration; deputation, legation, mission, embassy; agency, agentship; power of attorney; clerkship; ... show more

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Dutch: boodschap, missie, zending
Polish: misja

7 charge

A person committed to your care.

Dutch: beschermeling, protégé
Polish: podopieczny

8 charge

Financial liabilities (such as a tax).

Dutch: last
Polish: obciążenie

9 charge

psychoanalysis The libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object:
— Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge.

synonym: cathexis.

Polish: kateksja

10 charge

The swift release of a store of affective force.

synonyms: bang, boot, flush, kick, rush, thrill.

Roget 716: attack; assault, assault and battery; onset, onslaught, charge.    aggression, offense; incursion, inroad, invasion; irruption; outbreak; estrapade, ... show more

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

11 charge

Request for payment of a debt:
— They submitted their charges at the end of each month.

synonym: billing.

Dutch: facturering, trekkebekkerij

12 charge

A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something:
— The judge's charge to the jury.

synonyms: commission, direction.

Roget 693: direction; management, managery; government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

Roget 697: precept, direction, instruction, charge; prescript, prescription; recipe, receipt; golden rule; maxim etc. 496.    rule, canon, ... show more

Dutch: commissie

13 charge

An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence:
— The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving.

synonym: accusation.

Roget 938: accusation, charge, imputation, slur, inculpation, exprobration, delation; crimination; incrimination, accrimination, recrimination; tu quoque argument [Lat.]; invective etc. ... show more

14 charge

Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.

synonyms: armorial bearing, bearing, heraldic bearing.

Polish: tarcza herbowa

15 charge

A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time:
— This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains.

synonyms: burster, bursting charge, explosive charge.

Dutch: lading, springlading
Polish: patron


1 charge

To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle.

synonym: bear down.

Roget 812: bear a price, set a price, fix a price; appraise, assess, doom [U.S.], price, charge, demand, ask, require, exact, run up; ... show more

Roget 794: barter, exchange, swap, swop, truck, scorse; interchange etc. 148; commutate etc. (substitute) 147; compound for.    ... show more

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more

Roget 695: advise, counsel; give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice [Fr.]; suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate; exhort etc. (persuade) ... show more

2 charge

Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against:
— He charged the director with indifference.

synonym: accuse.

Roget 938: accuse, charge, tax, impute, twit, taunt with, reproach.    brand with reproach; stigmatize, slur; cast a stone at, cast a slur on; incriminate, criminate; ... show more

Dutch: beschuldigen, aanrekenen, aantijgen, aanwrijven, imputeren, inwrijven, nadragen, verwijten

3 charge

Demand payment:
— Will I get charged for this service?.

synonym: bill.

Roget 806: be in debt etc. adj.; owe; incur a debt, contract a debt etc. n.; run up a bill, run up a score, run up an account; go on tick; borrow etc. ... show more

4 charge

Move quickly and violently.

synonyms: buck, shoot, shoot down, tear.

5 charge

Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to:
— She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance.

synonym: appoint.

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

Dutch: bepalen, beschikken, vaststellen

6 charge

File a formal charge against:
— The suspect was charged with murdering his wife.

synonyms: file, lodge.

7 charge

Make an accusatory claim.

8 charge

Fill or load to capacity.

Dutch: laden

9 charge

Enter a certain amount as a charge.

10 charge

Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution.

synonyms: commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send.

11 charge

Give over to another for care or safekeeping.

synonym: consign.

12 charge

Pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt.

13 charge

Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.

14 charge

Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused:
— The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.

synonyms: agitate, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on.

Dutch: opwarmen, verontrusten

15 charge

Place a heraldic bearing on.

16 charge

Provide (a device) with something necessary.

synonym: load.

Roget 52: be complete etc. adj.; come to a head.    render complete etc. adj.; complete etc. (accomplish) 729; fill, charge, ... show more

Dutch: laden

17 charge

Direct into a position for use:
— He charged his weapon at me.

synonyms: level, point.

18 charge

Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to:
— He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend.

synonyms: burden, saddle.

Dutch: beladen, belasten, opdragen, opgeven, opzadelen, zadelen

19 charge

Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.

20 charge

Instruct or command with authority.

21 charge

Attribute responsibility to:
— The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.

synonym: blame.

Dutch: aankijken

22 charge

Set or ask for a certain price.

23 charge

Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on.

24 charge

Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.

25 charge


Moby thesaurus: accountability, accounting for, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accredit, accusal, accusation, accuse, accusing, achievement, action, activate, adjure, administration, admission, admission fee, admonish, advowson, afflict, agency ... show more.

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