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  • EN [ tʃɑːdʒ]
  • US [ tʃɑːrdʒ]

English definition


  • 1. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense;

    • "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  • 2. the price charged for some article or service;

    • "the admission charge"
  • 3. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence;

    • "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  • 4. request for payment of a debt;

    • "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
  • 5. a impetuous rush toward someone or something;

    • "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
    • "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
  • 6. 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"
  • 7. financial liabilities (such as a tax);

    • "the charges against the estate"
  • 8. a person committed to your care;

    • "the teacher led her charges across the street"
  • 9. attention and management implying responsibility for safety;

    • "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  • 10. a special assignment that is given to a person or group;

    • "a confidential mission to London"
    • "his charge was deliver a message"
  • 11. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something;

    • "the judge's charge to the jury"
  • 12. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time;

    • "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
  • 13. 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"
  • 14. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object;

    • "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
  • 15. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield


  • 1. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle;

    • "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
  • 2. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against;

    • "he charged me director with indifference"
  • 3. demand payment;

    • "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;

    • "The car tore down the street"
    • "He came charging into my office"
  • 5. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to;

    • "He was appointed deputy manager"
    • "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
  • 6. file a formal charge against;

    • "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  • 7. make an accusatory claim;

    • "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  • 8. fill or load to capacity;

    • "charge the wagon with hay"
  • 9. enter a certain amount as a charge;

    • "he charged me $15"
  • 10. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution;

    • "After the second episode, she had to be committed"
    • "he was committed to prison"
  • 11. give over to another for care or safekeeping;

    • "consign your baggage"
  • 12. 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?"
  • 13. lie down on command, of hunting dogs

  • 14. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused;

    • "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  • 15. place a heraldic bearing on;

    • "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  • 16. provide with munition;

    • "He loaded his gun carefully"
  • 17. direct into a position for use;

    • "point a gun"
    • "He charged his weapon at me"
  • 18. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to;

    • "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

  • 20. instruct or command with authority;

    • "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  • 21. attribute responsibility to;

    • "We blamed the accident on her"
    • "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  • 22. set or ask for a certain price;

    • "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;

    • "charge a conductor"
  • 24. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge;

    • "I need to charge my car battery"
  • 25. saturate;

    • "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Example sentences

  • During that time, she so gained my aunt's confidence that she was put in charge of the domestic staff.

  • He established an alibi to the charge of murder.

  • Sylvia does not get on with the supervisor and the danger is that he will trump up some charge to discredit her.

  • The quartermaster is in charge of stores.

  • He is in charge of the work.

  • My father bought a new suit on his charge account.

  • The foreman here is in charge of twenty workmen.

  • My sister was put in charge of the apiary.

  • Here is your bill; we've added on the five per cent service charge.

  • Charge the expenses to my account.

  • Please charge the meal up to the company.

  • A serious charge was leveled against the minister.

  • Peter has been brought before the court on a charge of drunken driving.

  • Her denials of this charge served merely to lend it credence.

  • There is an unspoken understanding that Hugh will be in charge while Jeanne is away.

  • If we charge it with electricity, it will become magnetic.

  • If you are out to condemn sb ., you can always trump up a charge.

  • He has been removed from office and prosecuted on a charge of embezzlement.

  • Cathode rays are attracted by a positive charge.

  • Plumbers charge by the hour for their work.

  • He has resigned and will hand over charge of his office today.

  • I shall put an experienced teacher in charge of that class to bring the children under control.

  • He freed himself of the charge of stealing.

  • He is in charge of the school work.

  • This ward is in [ under ] the charge of Dr Green.

  • He used his position to repudiate the charge.

  • a charge of felony

  • They normally charge three hundred pounds but we got it for half price.

  • If his reactions are so slow, he shouldn't be in charge of a bus.

Phrase collocation

  • free of charge

    without any payment due

  • lay something to someone's charge

    (Brit. archaic)accuse someone of something

  • press (或 prefer) charges

    accuse someone formally of a crime so that they can be brought to trial

  • put someone on a charge of something

    (Brit.)charge someone with a specified offence

  • return to the charge

    (archaic)make a further attempt at something, especially when arguing a point

  • take charge

    assume control or responsibility

    • the candidate must &B{take charge of} an actual flight.

  • in charge

    In a position of leadership or supervision

    • the security agent in charge at the airport.

    &I{Chiefly British} Under arrest.

  • in charge of

    Having control over or responsibility for

    • You're in charge of making the salad.

Synonym discrimination

  • accuse, charge

  • charge, price, fee, fare, cost, expense


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