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English noun: charge

1. charge (act) an impetuous rush toward someone or something


SamplesThe wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary.
The battle began with a cavalry charge.


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught


Narrower (hyponym)countercharge

2. charge (communication) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense


SamplesHe was arrested on a charge of larceny.


Synonymscomplaint


Broader (hypernym)pleading


Narrower (hyponym)accusal, accusation


Part meronymbill of indictment, indictment


Domain categorycriminal law

3. charge (possession) the price charged for some article or service


SamplesThe admission charge.


Broader (hypernym)cost


Narrower (hyponym)agio, agiotage, carrying charge, charge per unit, demurrage, depreciation charge, exchange premium, fare, fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs, installation charge, overcharge, porterage, postage, poundage, premium, rate, service charge, service fee, stowage, surcharge, tankage, transportation, undercharge, water-rate

4. charge (phenomenon) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons


SamplesThe battery needed a fresh charge.


Synonymselectric charge


Broader (hypernym)electrical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)electrostatic charge, negative charge, positive charge

5. charge (act) attention and management implying responsibility for safety


SamplesHe is in the care of a bodyguard.


Synonymscare, guardianship, tutelage


Broader (hypernym)protection


Narrower (hyponym)due care, foster care, great care, ordinary care, providence, reasonable care, slight care

6. charge (act) a special assignment that is given to a person or group


SamplesA confidential mission to London.
His charge was deliver a message.


Synonymscommission, mission


Broader (hypernym)assignment, duty assignment


Narrower (hyponym)fool's errand, martyr operation, mission impossible, sacrifice operation, suicide mission

7. charge (person) a person committed to your care


SamplesThe teacher led her charges across the street.


Broader (hypernym)dependant, dependent

8. charge (possession) financial liabilities (such as a tax)


SamplesThe charges against the estate.


Broader (hypernym)liabilities


Narrower (hyponym)assessment, encumbrance, incumbrance, levy


Domain categoryrevenue enhancement, tax, taxation

9. charge (motive) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object


SamplesFreud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge.


Synonymscathexis


Broader (hypernym)libidinal energy


Domain categoryanalysis, depth psychology, psychoanalysis

10. charge (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force


SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.


Synonymsbang, boot, flush, kick, rush, thrill


Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

11. charge (communication) request for payment of a debt


SamplesThey submitted their charges at the end of each month.


Synonymsbilling


Broader (hypernym)asking, request


Narrower (hyponym)presentment

12. charge (communication) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something


SamplesThe judge's charge to the jury.


Synonymscommission, direction


Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding, command, dictation


Narrower (hyponym)misdirection

13. charge (communication) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence


SamplesThe newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving.


Synonymsaccusation


Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment


Narrower (hyponym)countercharge

14. charge (artifact) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield


Synonymsarmorial bearing, bearing, heraldic bearing


Broader (hypernym)heraldry


Narrower (hyponym)annulet, chevron, fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys, ordinary, roundel

15. charge (artifact) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time


SamplesThis cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains.


Synonymsburster, bursting charge, explosive charge


Broader (hypernym)explosive


Narrower (hyponym)rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent, shot, undercharge


English verb: charge

1. charge (competition) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle


SamplesHe saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork.


Synonymsbear down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)rush

2. charge (communication) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against


SamplesHe charged the director with indifference.


ExamplesThey want to charge the prisoners


Synonymsaccuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Narrower (hyponym)accuse, asperse, besmirch, blame, calumniate, criminate, defame, denigrate, fault, impeach, incriminate, indict, slander, smear, smirch, sully

3. charge (possession) demand payment


SamplesWill I get charged for this service?.
We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights.


Synonymsbill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)account, calculate


Narrower (hyponym)assess, impose, invoice, levy, surcharge, tithe, undercharge


Verb groupcharge

4. charge (motion) move quickly and violently


SamplesThe car tore down the street.
He came charging into my office.


Synonymsbuck, shoot, shoot down, tear


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)rip


Verb groupdart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

5. charge (social) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to


SamplesHe was appointed deputy manager.
She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance.


ExamplesThey charge him to write the letter


Synonymsappoint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Narrower (hyponym)accredit, assign, authorise, authorize, create, delegate, depute, depute, deputise, deputize, designate, empower, make, name, nominate

6. charge (communication) file a formal charge against


SamplesThe suspect was charged with murdering his wife.


Synonymsfile, lodge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)accuse, criminate, impeach, incriminate


Narrower (hyponym)impeach

7. charge (communication) make an accusatory claim


SamplesThe defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)claim


Narrower (hyponym)complain, tax

8. charge (contact) fill or load to capacity


SamplesCharge the wagon with hay.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)burden, burthen, freight, weight, weight down


Verb groupcharge


Antonymsdischarge

9. charge (possession) enter a certain amount as a charge


SamplesHe charged me $15.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)debit


Verb groupbill, charge

10. charge (possession) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution


SamplesAfter the second episode, she had to be committed.
He was committed to prison.


Synonymscommit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)hospitalise, hospitalize

11. charge (possession) give over to another for care or safekeeping


SamplesConsign your baggage.


Synonymsconsign


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust


Narrower (hyponym)check, check, hock, pawn, pledge, soak

12. charge (possession) pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt


SamplesWill you pay cash or charge the purchase?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)pay


Antonymspay cash

13. charge (motion) lie down on command, of hunting dogs


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

14. charge (emotion) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused


SamplesThe speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.


Synonymsagitate, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset


Narrower (hyponym)bother, electrify, hype up, pother, psych up


Antonymscalm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull

15. charge (creation) place a heraldic bearing on


SamplesCharge all weapons, shields, and banners.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)paint


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

16. charge (contact) provide (a device) with something necessary


SamplesHe loaded his gun carefully.
Load the camera.


Synonymsload


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full


Narrower (hyponym)recharge, reload

17. charge (competition) direct into a position for use


SamplesPoint a gun.
He charged his weapon at me.


Synonymslevel, point


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, take, take aim, train


Verb grouppoint

18. charge (communication) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to


SamplesHe charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend.


Synonymsburden, saddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)command, require


Narrower (hyponym)adjure, bear down, deluge, flood out, overburden, overwhelm

19. charge (communication) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)instruct


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

20. charge (communication) instruct or command with authority


SamplesThe teacher charged the children to memorize the poem.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)instruct

21. charge (cognition) attribute responsibility to


SamplesWe blamed the accident on her.
The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.


Synonymsblame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

22. charge (cognition) set or ask for a certain price


SamplesHow much do you charge for lunch?.
This fellow charges $100 for a massage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, set

23. charge (change) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on


SamplesCharge a conductor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupcharge

24. charge (change) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge


SamplesI need to charge my car battery.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)recharge


Verb groupcharge

25. charge (change) saturate


SamplesThe room was charged with tension and anxiety.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impregnate, saturate


Verb groupcharge









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