- charge as a noun:
- 15 as a verb:
An impetuous rush toward someone or something.
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
criminal law A pleading describing some wrong or offense:
— He was arrested on a charge of larceny.
The price charged for some article or service.
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
Attention and management implying responsibility for safety.
A special assignment that is given to a person or group:
— His charge was deliver a message.
Dutch: boodschap, missie, zending
A person committed to your care.
Dutch: beschermeling, protégé
Financial liabilities (such as a tax).
psychoanalysis The libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object:
— Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge.
The swift release of a store of affective force.
Request for payment of a debt:
— They submitted their charges at the end of each month.
Dutch: facturering, trekkebekkerij
A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something:
— The judge's charge to the jury.
An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence:
— The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving.
Roget 938: accusation, charge, imputation, slur, inculpation, exprobration†, delation; crimination; incrimination, accrimination†, recrimination; tu quoque argument [Lat.]; invective etc. ... show more
Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
Polish: tarcza herbowa
A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time:
— This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains.
Dutch: lading, springlading
To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle.
synonym: bear down.
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
Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against:
— He charged the director with indifference.
Dutch: beschuldigen, aanrekenen, aantijgen, aanwrijven, imputeren, inwrijven, nadragen, verwijten
— Will I get charged for this service?.
Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to:
— She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance.
Dutch: bepalen, beschikken, vaststellen
File a formal charge against:
— The suspect was charged with murdering his wife.
Make an accusatory claim.
Fill or load to capacity.
Enter a certain amount as a charge.
Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution.
Give over to another for care or safekeeping.
Pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt.
Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused:
— The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.
Dutch: opwarmen, verontrusten
Place a heraldic bearing on.
Provide (a device) with something necessary.
Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to:
— He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend.
Dutch: beladen, belasten, opdragen, opgeven, opzadelen, zadelen
Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
Instruct or command with authority.
Attribute responsibility to:
— The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.
Set or ask for a certain price.
Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on.
Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
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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