Dictionary Results for charge


1. charge - noun

· an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

Hypernym(s): attack, onslaught, onset, onrush




2. charge - noun

· (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

Synonym(s): complaint

Hypernym(s): pleading




3. charge - noun

· the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

Hypernym(s): cost




4. charge - noun

· 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(s): electric_charge

Hypernym(s): electrical_phenomenon




5. charge - noun

· attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

Synonym(s): care, tutelage, guardianship

Hypernym(s): protection




6. charge - noun

· a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

Synonym(s): mission, commission

Hypernym(s): assignment, duty_assignment




7. charge - noun

· a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

Hypernym(s): dependant, dependent




8. charge - noun

· financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

Hypernym(s): liabilities




9. charge - noun

· (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(s): cathexis

Hypernym(s): libidinal_energy




10. charge - noun

· the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

Synonym(s): bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick

Hypernym(s): exhilaration, excitement




11. charge - noun

· request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

Synonym(s): billing

Hypernym(s): request, asking




12. charge - noun

· a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

Synonym(s): commission, direction

Hypernym(s): command, bid, bidding, dictation




13. charge - noun

· an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

Synonym(s): accusation

Hypernym(s): assertion, averment, asseveration




14. charge - noun

· heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Synonym(s): bearing, heraldic_bearing, armorial_bearing

Hypernym(s): heraldry




15. charge - noun

· a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

Synonym(s): burster, bursting_charge, explosive_charge

Hypernym(s): explosive




16. charge - verb

· to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

Synonym(s): bear_down

Hypernym(s): rush




17. charge - verb

· blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"

Synonym(s): accuse




18. charge - verb

· demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

Synonym(s): bill

Hypernym(s): account, calculate




19. charge - verb

· move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

Synonym(s): tear, shoot, shoot_down, buck

Hypernym(s): rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt_along, rush_along, cannonball_along, bucket_along, belt_along, step_on_it




20. charge - verb

· assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

Synonym(s): appoint




21. charge - verb

· file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

Synonym(s): lodge, file

Hypernym(s): accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate




22. charge - verb

· make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

Hypernym(s): claim




23. charge - verb

· fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): discharge




24. charge - verb

· enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

Hypernym(s): debit




25. charge - verb

· cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

Synonym(s): commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send

Hypernym(s): transfer




26. charge - verb

· give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"

Synonym(s): consign

Hypernym(s): entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit




27. charge - verb

· pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"

Hypernym(s): pay

Antonym(s): pay_cash




28. charge - verb

· lie down on command, of hunting dogs

Hypernym(s): lie_down, lie




29. charge - verb

· cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

Synonym(s): agitate, rouse, turn_on, commove, excite, charge_up

Hypernym(s): disturb, upset, trouble




30. charge - verb

· place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

Hypernym(s): paint




31. charge - verb

· provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"

Synonym(s): load

Hypernym(s): fill, fill_up, make_full




32. charge - verb

· direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

Synonym(s): level, point

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




33. charge - verb

· impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Synonym(s): saddle, burden

Hypernym(s): command, require




34. charge - verb

· instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

Hypernym(s): instruct




35. charge - verb

· instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

Hypernym(s): instruct




36. charge - verb

· attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

Synonym(s): blame

Hypernym(s): impute, ascribe, assign, attribute




37. charge - verb

· set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

Hypernym(s): determine, set




38. charge - verb

· cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




39. charge - verb

· energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




40. charge - verb

· saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Hypernym(s): impregnate, saturate





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