charge charge  /ˈtʃɑrdʒ/


  1. (n) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  2. (n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group
  3. (n) a person committed to your care
  4. (n) financial liabilities (such as a tax)
  5. (n) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
  6. (n) the swift release of a store of affective force
  7. (n) request for payment of a debt
  8. (n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  9. (n) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
  10. (n) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  11. (n) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
  12. (v) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
  13. (v) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
  14. (v) demand payment
  15. (v) move quickly and violently
  16. (v) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  17. (v) file a formal charge against
  18. (v) make an accusatory claim
  19. (v) fill or load to capacity
  20. (v) enter a certain amount as a charge
  21. (v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
  22. (v) give over to another for care or safekeeping
  23. (v) pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
  24. (v) lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  25. (v) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  26. (v) place a heraldic bearing on
  27. (v) provide (a device) with something necessary
  28. (v) direct into a position for use
  29. (v) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  30. (v) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  31. (v) instruct or command with authority
  32. (v) attribute responsibility to
  33. (v) set or ask for a certain price
  34. (v) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
  35. (v) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
  36. (v) saturate
  37. (n) an impetuous rush toward someone or something
  38. (n) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
  39. (n) the price charged for some article or service
  40. (n) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons


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  1. A pilot project aims to upend the publishing industry, and help strapped students, by offering textbooks free of charge online.
  2. The latest handheld 'skimmers' let crooks use your charge card even as you return it to your wallet.
  3. B shares charge nothing when you buy but nick you for as much as 6% if you sell in the first six to eight years.


  1. Why Do Some Take-Charge, Affluent Americans Ignore Their Investments?

    By Hal M. Bundrick NEW YORK (MainStreet)--They are Americans of means, focused, taking charge of the important matters in their lives, but for them -- even with at least a quarter of a million dollars in investable assets -- investing is just not that important. In fact, they would rather read the label on a can of soup than talk with their advisor about the fees being charged in their ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  2. Felony charge dropped against NDSU star linebacker

    A felony charge was dropped Thursday against North Dakota State University linebacker Travis Beck following his arrest last weekend.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

  3. Take Charge Indy the comeback kid in Stephen Foster Handicap

    Take Charge Indy's performance in Churchill Downs' Grade II Alysheba Stakes six weeks ago is exactly the reason that WinStar Farm opted to race him this year after buying the colt's breeding rights.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal


  1. "From the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort," Obama told reporters in his opening remarks.
    on May 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Trailwatch (blog)

  2. "It's the city where you can practice your religion and say what you want to say and be in charge of your own destiny," said Bloomberg. "And we're going to keep it that way. People from every corner of the world come here and live in the same...
    on May 4, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: The Chosun Ilbo

  3. "This team will remain together," Loew said after Wednesday's 1-0 semifinal loss to Spain. "This team has very good players and many possibilities. No matter who is in charge, it will stay together. The team's development is not at its end,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Associated Press

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