verb (used with object), charged, charg·ing.
verb (used without object), charged, charg·ing.
- electric charge.
- the process of charging a storage battery.
- to write off as an expense or loss.
- to attribute to: I charged off the blunder to inexperience.
- to agitate, stimulate, or excite: a fiery speaker who can charge up an audience.
- to put or be under the influence of narcotic drugs.
SYNONYMS FOR charge
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Idioms for charge
- in command; having supervisory power.
- British. under arrest; in or into the custody of the police.
- having the care or supervision of: She is in charge of two libraries.
- Also in the charge of. under the care or supervision of: The books are in the charge of the accounting office.
Origin of charge
synonym study for charge
OTHER WORDS FROM chargechargeless, adjectiveself-charging, adjective
Definition for charge (2 of 2)
noun, plural char·gés [shahr-zheyz, shahr-zheyz; French shar-zhey]. /ʃɑrˈʒeɪz, ˈʃɑr ʒeɪz; French ʃarˈʒeɪ/.
Origin of chargé
Example sentences from the Web for charge
Mark Scialabba, the club’s assistant general manager in charge of player development, recently praised Fuentes’s ability to pound the zone with his sinker, slider and change-up.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft|Jesse Dougherty|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They are not allowed to require a child to work to repay his or his family’s debt, or charge for room and board.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Braddy’s criminal record goes back to at least 2001, when he was arrested on a marijuana dealing charge, according to Florida court records.
The district board is also in charge of running the public power company that delivers electricity to Imperial Valley and the eastern half of Coachella Valley.Outsiders Are Wary of San Diego’s Multibillion-Dollar Pipeline Plan|MacKenzie Elmer|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
When it comes to agency combinations, WPP CEO Mark Read has led the charge.‘Tough medicine’: How agency combinations could help bolster holding companies traditional creative agencies|Kristina Monllos|November 16, 2020|Digiday
After charging at the officer, the teen was sadly but subsequently killed by the officer who feared for his life.
The Branson School holds an elite reputation in tony Marin County, charging around $40,000 a year for tuition.
Somehow this guy survives, alternately running into the nearby water and charging at the lions.Cumberbatch Impressions, Dad Sings ‘Blackbird’ to Dying Son, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Solaire has set up charging capabilities at a project it built at a yacht club in Massachusetts, for example.
And in some parking lots, building owners are linking electric-vehicle charging stations to the canopies.
Babylas will give you a letter to the authorities, charging them to find you suitable quarters.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
"But it was n't a lie," Punch would begin, charging into a laboured explanation that landed him more hopelessly in the mire.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The last thing—against the skyline—a little column of French soldiers of the line charging back upwards towards the lost redoubt.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Such of the sound waves is pass through the second nick will become attenuated in charging the chamber B.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
British Dictionary definitions for charge
- an onrush, attack, or assault
- the call to such an attack in battle
- a cartridge or shell
- the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon
- an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time
- 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
- a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons
- a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs
- the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor
- the total amount of electricity held in an accumulator, usually measured in ampere-hoursSymbol: q, Q
- having responsibility for
- US under the care of
Word Origin for charge
Scientific definitions for charge
Idioms and Phrases with charge
In addition to the idioms beginning with charge
- charge off
- charge up
- charge with
- carrying charge
- get a bang (charge) out of
- in charge
- in charge of
- take charge