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charge /tʃɑːdʒ/ vb
  1. to set or demand (a price)
  2. (transitive) to enter or record as an obligation against a person or his account
  3. (transitive) to accuse or impute a fault to (a person, etc), as formally in a court of law
  4. (transitive) to command; place a burden upon or assign responsibility to: I was charged to take the message to headquarters
  5. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon (a person or thing)
  6. (transitive) to fill (a receptacle) with the proper or appropriate quantity
  7. (often followed by up) to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take or store electricity or (of an accumulator) to have electricity fed into it
  8. to fill or suffuse or to be filled or suffused with matter by dispersion, solution, or absorption: to charge water with carbon dioxide
  9. (transitive) to fill or suffuse with feeling, emotion, etc: the atmosphere was charged with excitement
  10. (transitive) (of a judge) to address (a jury) authoritatively
  11. (transitive) to load (a firearm)
  12. (transitive) to paint (a shield, banner, etc) with a charge
  1. a price charged for some article or service; cost
  2. a financial liability, such as a tax
  3. a debt or a book entry recording it
  4. an accusation or allegation, such as a formal accusation of a crime in law
  5. an onrush, attack, or assault
  6. the call to such an attack in battle
  7. custody or guardianship
  8. a person or thing committed to someone's care
  9. a cartridge or shell
  10. the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon
  11. an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time
  12. the quantity of anything that a receptacle is intended to hold
  13. the attribute of matter by which it responds to electromagnetic forces responsible for all electrical phenomena, existing in two forms to which the signs negative and positive are arbitrarily assigned
  14. a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons
  15. a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs
  16. the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor
  17. a load or burden
  18. a duty or responsibility; control
  19. a command, injunction, or order
  20. a design, device, or image depicted on heraldic arms
  21. in chargein command
  22. in charge ofhaving responsibility for
  23. US under the care of
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French chargier to load, from Late Latin carricāre; see carry

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