[ verb ree-chahrj; noun ree-chahrj, ree-chahrj ]
See synonyms for: rechargerecharging on

verb (used with object),re·charged, re·charg·ing.
  1. to charge again with electricity.

  2. Informal. to refresh or restore; revitalize.

verb (used without object),re·charged, re·charg·ing.
  1. to make a new charge, especially to attack again.

  2. Informal. to revive or restore energy, stamina, enthusiasm, etc.

  1. an act or instance of recharging.

  2. Geology. the processes by which groundwater is absorbed into the zone of saturation.: See also water table (def. 1).

Origin of recharge

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English: “to reload (a vessel)”; see re-, charge

Other words from recharge

  • re·charg·er, noun

Words Nearby recharge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use recharge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recharge


/ (riːˈtʃɑːdʒ) /

  1. to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take up and store electricity again

  2. to revive or renew (one's energies) (esp in recharge one's batteries)

Derived forms of recharge

  • rechargeable, adjective

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