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Definition 1: attention and management implying responsibility for safety - [noun denoting act]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is in the care of a bodyguard

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of charge ) the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty

(... is a kind of charge ) supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home

(... is a kind of charge ) more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons

"the pilot exercised great care in landing"

(... is a kind of charge ) the guardianship and control exercised by a deity

"divine providence"

(... is a kind of charge ) such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise

Definition 2: an impetuous rush toward someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
  • the battle began with a cavalry charge

(charge is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of charge ) a retaliatory charge

Definition 3: a special assignment that is given to a person or group - [noun denoting act]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confidential mission to London
  • his charge was deliver a message

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

"hazardous duty"

(... is a kind of charge ) a fruitless mission

(... is a kind of charge ) an extremely dangerous or difficult mission

(... is a kind of charge ) killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb

Definition 4: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

(... is a kind of charge ) an explosive charge used in blasting

(... is a kind of charge ) an insufficient charge

(... is a kind of charge ) an explosive charge that propels a rocket

Definition 5: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

(... is a kind of charge ) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a filled circle

"a hollow roundel"

(... is a kind of charge ) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a small ring

(... is a kind of charge ) an inverted V-shaped charge

(... is a kind of charge ) (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris

(... is a kind of charge ) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Definition 6: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding

(... is a kind of charge ) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

(... is part of charge) a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense

(charge belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

Definition 7: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge's charge to the jury

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(... is a kind of charge ) an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

Definition 8: request for payment of a debt - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they submitted their charges at the end of each month

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of charge ) a document that must be accepted and paid by another person

Definition 9: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of charge ) a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser

Definition 10: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 11: (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object - [noun denoting motive]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido

(charge belongs to category ...) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

Definition 12: a person committed to your care - [noun denoting person]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the teacher led her charges across the street

(charge is a kind of ...) a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

Definition 13: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the battery needed a fresh charge

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon involving electricity

(... is a kind of charge ) the electric charge at rest on the surface of an insulated body (which establishes and adjacent electrostatic field)

(... is a kind of charge ) having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential

(... is a kind of charge ) having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential

Definition 14: financial liabilities (such as a tax) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the charges against the estate

(charge is a kind of ...) anything that is owed to someone else

(... is a kind of charge ) a charge imposed and collected

(... is a kind of charge ) a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)

(... is a kind of charge ) an amount determined as payable

"the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership"

(charge belongs to category ...) charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

Definition 15: the price charged for some article or service - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the admission charge

(charge is a kind of ...) the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

(... is a kind of charge ) the charge for stowing goods

(... is a kind of charge ) a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service

(... is a kind of charge ) an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)

(... is a kind of charge ) rate per quarter for water from a public supply

(... is a kind of charge ) amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

"a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"

(... is a kind of charge ) a charge based on weight measured in pounds

(... is a kind of charge ) the charge for mailing something

(... is a kind of charge ) the charge for carrying burdens by porters

(... is a kind of charge ) the charge for installing something

(... is a kind of charge ) a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

(... is a kind of charge ) a fee charged for exchanging currencies

(... is a kind of charge ) a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)

(... is a kind of charge ) the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

(... is a kind of charge ) a price that is too high

(... is a kind of charge ) a price that is too low

(... is a kind of charge ) an amount periodically charged to expense or against revenue in compensation for depreciation of property

(... is a kind of charge ) charge made for carrying an account or for merchandise sold on an installment plan

(... is a kind of charge ) the charge for storing something in tanks

Definition 16: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge - [verb of change]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I need to charge my car battery

(charge is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of charge ) charge anew

"recharge a battery"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

"charge a conductor"

Definition 17: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on - [verb of change]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • charge a conductor

(charge is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

"I need to charge my car battery"

Definition 18: saturate - [verb of change]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room was charged with tension and anxiety

(charge is a kind of ...) infuse or fill completely

"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) fill or load to capacity

"charge the wagon with hay"

Definition 19: attribute responsibility to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We blamed the accident on her
  • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) attribute or credit to

"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"

Definition 20: set or ask for a certain price - [verb of cognition]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How much do you charge for lunch?
  • This fellow charges $100 for a massage

(charge is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

Definition 21: file a formal charge against - [verb of communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspect was charged with murdering his wife

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) bring an accusation against; level a charge against

"The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

(... is a kind of charge ) charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office

"The President was impeached"

Definition 22: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to - [verb of communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) make someone do something

(... is a kind of charge ) burden with too much work or responsibility

(... is a kind of charge ) exert a force or cause a strain upon

"This tax bears down on the lower middle class"

(... is a kind of charge ) charge someone with too many tasks

(... is a kind of charge ) command solemnly

Definition 23: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against - [verb of communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he charged the director with indifference

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of charge ) put or pin the blame on

(... is a kind of charge ) bring an accusation against; level a charge against

"The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

(... is a kind of charge ) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

"The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

(... is a kind of charge ) accuse formally of a crime

Definition 24: make an accusatory claim - [verb of communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased

(charge is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

(... is a kind of charge ) make a charge against or accuse

"They taxed him failure to appear in court"

(... is a kind of charge ) make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge

"The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"

Definition 25: instruct or command with authority - [verb of communication]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem

(charge is a kind of ...) give instructions or directions for some task

"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

Definition 26: instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence - [verb of communication]

(charge is a kind of ...) give instructions or directions for some task

"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

(charge belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 27: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle - [verb of competition]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) attack suddenly

Definition 28: direct into a position for use - [verb of competition]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • point a gun
  • He charged his weapon at me

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) be positionable in a specified manner

"The gun points with ease"

Definition 29: fill or load to capacity - [verb of contact]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • charge the wagon with hay

(charge is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of charge ) weight down with a load

(... is a kind of charge ) load with goods for transportation

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) saturate

"The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Definition 30: provide (a device) with something necessary - [verb of contact]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He loaded his gun carefully
  • load the camera

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of charge ) load anew

"She reloaded the gun carefully"

Definition 31: place a heraldic bearing on - [verb of creation]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • charge all weapons, shields, and banners

(charge is a kind of ...) make a painting

"he painted all day in the garden" "He painted a painting of the garden"

(charge belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 32: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused - [verb of emotion]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of charge ) get excited or stimulated

"The children were all psyched up after the movie"

(... is a kind of charge ) make nervous or agitated

"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

(... is a kind of charge ) make upset or troubled

(... is a kind of charge ) excite suddenly and intensely

"The news electrified us"

Definition 33: move quickly and violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car tore down the street
  • He came charging into my office

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of charge ) move precipitously or violently

"The tornado ripped along the coast"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Definition 34: lie down on command, of hunting dogs - [verb of motion]

(charge is a kind of ...) assume a reclining position

"lie down on the bed until you feel better"

Definition 35: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt - [verb of possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?

(charge is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

Definition 36: enter a certain amount as a charge - [verb of possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he charged me $15

(charge is a kind of ...) enter as debit

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) demand payment

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

Definition 37: demand payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) keep an account of

(... is a kind of charge ) impose and collect

"levy a fine"

(... is a kind of charge ) exact a tithe from

"The church was tithed"

(... is a kind of charge ) charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

(... is a kind of charge ) charge (someone) too little money

(... is a kind of charge ) charge an extra fee, as for a special service

(... is a kind of charge ) send an bill to

"She invoiced the company for her expenses"

(charge has a similar meaning as ...) enter a certain amount as a charge

"he charged me $15"

Definition 38: give over to another for care or safekeeping - [verb of possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • consign your baggage

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) confer a trust upon

"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

(... is a kind of charge ) give as a guarantee

"I pledge my honor"

(... is a kind of charge ) leave as a guarantee in return for money

"pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

(... is a kind of charge ) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

"Check your coat at the door"

(... is a kind of charge ) consign for shipment on a vehicle

"check your luggage before boarding"

Definition 39: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution - [verb of possession]

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After the second episode, she had to be committed
  • he was committed to prison

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(charge is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(... is a kind of charge ) admit into a hospital

"Mother had to be hospitalized because her blood pressure was too high"

Samples where charge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was appointed deputy manager
  • She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance

Synonyms for charge in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of charge ) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of charge ) appoint as a substitute

(... is a kind of charge ) charge with a function; charge to be

"She was named Head of the Committee" "She was made president of the club"

(... is a kind of charge ) give or delegate power or authority to

"She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

(... is a kind of charge ) provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials

(... is a kind of charge ) invest with a new title, office, or rank

"Create one a peer"

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