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1. charge  (noun) 
a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

  Also known as: mission, commission

  More Specific:
fool's errand - a fruitless mission
mission impossible - an extremely dangerous or difficult mission
suicide mission / martyr operation / sacrifice operation - killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself

  More Generic:
    assignment     duty assignment

2. charge  (noun) 
attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

  Also known as: care, tutelage, guardianship

  More Specific:
due care / ordinary care / reasonable care - the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances
foster care - supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
great care - greater care than is normally bestowed by prudent persons
providence - the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
slight care - such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise

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3. charge  (noun) 
a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler''s charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

  More Specific:
countercharge - a retaliatory charge

  More Generic:
    attack     onslaught     onset     onrush

4. charge  (noun) 
a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

  More Specific:
shot - an explosive charge used in blasting
undercharge - an insufficient charge
rocket fuel / rocket propellant / rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket

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5. charge  (noun) 
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

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annulet / roundel - a charge in the shape of a circle
chevron - an inverted V-shaped charge
fleur-de-lis / fleur-de-lys - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

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

  Also known as: complaint

    criminal law

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accusation / accusal - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person

  Part Meronym:
    indictment     bill of indictment

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7. charge  (noun) 
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

  Also known as: accusation

  More Specific:
countercharge - a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser

  More Generic:
    assertion     averment     asseveration

8. charge  (noun) 
a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"

  Also known as: commission, direction

  More Specific:
misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

  More Generic:
    command     bid     bidding     dictation

9. charge  (noun) 
request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

  Also known as: billing

  More Specific:
presentment - a document that must be accepted and paid by another person

  More Generic:
    request     asking

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"

  Also known as: bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick

  More Generic:
    exhilaration     excitement

11. 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"

  Also known as: cathexis

    psychoanalysis / analysis / depth psychology

  More Generic:
    libidinal energy

12. charge  (noun) 
a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

  More Generic:
    dependant     dependent

13. 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"

  Also known as: electric charge

  More Specific:
electrostatic charge - the electric charge at rest on the surface of an insulated body (which establishes and adjacent electrostatic field)
positive charge - having a deficiency of electrons
negative charge - having a surplus of electrons

  More Generic:
    electrical phenomenon

14. charge  (noun) 
the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

  More Specific:
carrying charge - charge made for carrying an account or for merchandise sold on an installment plan
depreciation charge - an amount periodically charged to expense or against revenue in compensation for depreciation of property
undercharge - a price that is too low
overcharge - a price that is too high
fare / transportation - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
fixed charge / fixed cost / fixed costs - a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)
agio / agiotage / premium / exchange premium - a fee charged for exchanging currencies
demurrage - a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
installation charge - the charge for installing something
porterage - the charge for carrying burdens by porters
postage - the charge for mailing something
poundage - a charge based on weight measured in pounds
rate / charge per unit - amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
water-rate - rate per quarter for water from a public supply
surcharge - an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
service charge / service fee - a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service
stowage - the charge for stowing goods
tankage - the charge for storing something in tanks

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15. charge  (noun) 
financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

    tax / taxation / revenue enhancement

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levy - a charge imposed and collected
encumbrance / incumbrance - a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
assessment - an amount determined as payable

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16. charge  (verb) 
saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

  More Generic:
    impregnate     saturate

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17. charge  (verb) 
energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

  More Specific:
recharge - charge anew

  More Generic:
    supply     provide     render     furnish

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18. charge  (verb) 
cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify

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19. charge  (verb) 
set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

  More Generic:
    determine     set

20. charge  (verb) 
attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

  Also known as: blame

  More Generic:
    impute     ascribe     assign     attribute

21. charge  (verb) 
instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

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

    law / jurisprudence

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23. charge  (verb) 
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

  Also known as: saddle, burden

  More Specific:
overburden - burden with too much work or responsibility
bear down - exert a force or cause a strain upon
overwhelm / deluge / flood out - charge someone with too many tasks
adjure - command solemnly

  More Generic:
    command     require     compel

24. charge  (verb) 
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"

  Also known as: accuse

  More Specific:
blame / fault - put or pin the blame on
accuse / impeach / incriminate / criminate - bring an accusation against
defame / slander / smirch / asperse / denigrate / calumniate / smear / sully / besmirch - charge falsely or with malicious intent
indict - accuse formally of a crime

25. charge  (verb) 
make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

  More Specific:
tax - make a charge against or accuse
complain - make a formal accusation

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26. charge  (verb) 
file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

  Also known as: lodge, file

  More Specific:
impeach - charge with an offense or misdemeanor

  More Generic:
    accuse     impeach     incriminate     criminate

27. charge  (verb) 
to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

  Also known as: bear down

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28. charge  (verb) 
direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

  Also known as: level, point

  More Generic:
    aim     take     train     take aim     direct

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29. charge  (verb) 
fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"

  More Specific:
burden / burthen / weight / weight down - weight down with a load
freight - load with goods for transportation

  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify

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  Opposite of:

30. charge  (verb) 
provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"

  Also known as: load

  More Specific:
recharge / reload - load anew with ammunition, "She reloaded the gun carefully"

  More Generic:
    fill     fill up     make full

31. charge  (verb) 
place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

    art / artistic creation / artistic production

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32. charge  (verb) 
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

  Also known as: agitate, rouse, turn on, commove, excite, charge up

  More Specific:
hype up / psych up - get excited or stimulated
bother - make nervous or agitated
pother - make upset or troubled
electrify - excite suddenly and intensely

  More Generic:
    disturb     upset     trouble

  Opposite of:
    calm     calm down     quiet     tranquilize     tranquillize     tranquillise     quieten     lull     still

33. charge  (verb) 
lie down on command, of hunting dogs

  More Generic:
    lie down     lie

34. charge  (verb) 
move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  Also known as: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck

  More Specific:
rip - move precipitously or violently

  More Generic:
    rush     hotfoot     hasten     hie     speed     race     pelt along     rush along     cannonball along     bucket along     belt along

  See Also:
    shoot up

  Verb Group:
    dart     dash     scoot     scud     flash     shoot

35. 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?"

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  Opposite of:
    pay cash

36. 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"

  Also known as: bill

  More Specific:
levy / impose - impose and collect
tithe - exact a tithe from
assess - charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
undercharge - charge (someone) too little money
surcharge - charge an extra fee, as for a special service
invoice - send an bill to

  More Generic:
    account     calculate

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37. charge  (verb) 
enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

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  Verb Group:
    charge     bill

38. charge  (verb) 
give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"

  Also known as: consign

  More Specific:
pledge - give as a guarantee
pawn / soak / hock - leave as a guarantee in return for money
check - hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
check - consign for shipment on a vehicle

  More Generic:
    entrust     intrust     trust     confide     commit

39. 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"

  More Specific:
hospitalize / hospitalise - admit into a hospital

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40. charge  (verb) 
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

  Also known as: appoint

  More Specific:
delegate / designate / depute / assign - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
depute / deputize / deputise - appoint as a substitute
name / nominate / make - charge with a function
empower / authorise / authorize - give or delegate power or authority to
accredit - provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
create - invest with a new title, office, or rank


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