Textual thesaurus for "charge"

(noun) mission, commission

a special assignment that is given to a person or group

a confidential mission to London; his charge was deliver a message

(noun) care, guardianship, tutelage

attention and management implying responsibility for safety

he is in the care of a bodyguard

(noun) burster, bursting charge, explosive charge

a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

(noun) bearing, armorial bearing, heraldic bearing

heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

(noun) complaint

(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

he was arrested on a charge of larceny

(noun) accusation

an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

(noun) commission, direction

a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

the judge's charge to the jury

(noun) billing

request for payment of a debt

they submitted their charges at the end of each month

(noun) flush, kick, boot, bang, thrill, rush

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

(noun) cathexis

(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

(noun) electric charge

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

(verb) blame

attribute responsibility to

We blamed the accident on her; The tragedy was charged to her inexperience

(verb) burden, saddle

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

(verb) accuse

blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

he charged the director with indifference

(verb) file, lodge

file a formal charge against

The suspect was charged with murdering his wife

(verb) bear down

to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

(verb) level, point

direct into a position for use

point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

(verb) load

provide (a device) with something necessary

He loaded his gun carefully; load the camera

(verb) turn on, rouse, excite, charge up, commove, agitate

cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

(verb) tear, shoot, shoot down, buck

move quickly and violently

The car tore down the street; He came charging into my office

(verb) bill

demand payment

Will I get charged for this service?; We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights

(verb) consign

give over to another for care or safekeeping

consign your baggage

(verb) commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send

cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

After the second episode, she had to be committed; he was committed to prison

(verb) appoint

assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

He was appointed deputy manager; She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance