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(chiefly archaic) To initiate legal action
To rush forward, especially suddenly and with speed
“There are those who run, those who hide, those that charge headlong, and those that push their friends in front of themselves for protection.”
To attack, especially by advancing suddenly and quickly
“He saw the next wave of attackers gathering to charge the platoon position.”
To accuse of wrongdoing
“They would eventually charge him with illegally acquiring and sharing information.”
To issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“The province requires us to charge the same low price to all our clients, yet many of them are affluent and could easily afford to pay more.”
To assign a responsibility, duty, or task to
“When an airman is shot down near Carriveau, Beck's superiors charge him with the task of locating the man.”
To order something done
“By all the awful obligations of your oath, I charge you to do your duty.”
To record the cost of something as an amount payable by someone, an account, or a credit card
“The impertinent guest even had the temerity to charge it to his host's account.”
To load a piece of equipment with the material required for its use
“It will be necessary to charge the furnace nearly, or quite, to the top.”
To fill or pervade with a quality or emotion
“She let her innuendo charge the air with the memory of our shared passion and loss.”
(charge up) To encourage or inspire
“The coach has urged fans to charge up the team during the game.”
A sum of money that is owed or due
A payment made to a professional person or body in exchange for services or advice
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“Additional amenities are available for a small charge.”
Tests of someone's abilities or internal fortitude
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“Through your donations, you are joining us in our charge to restore individuals, families, and communities.”
Plural for a rush forward, literally or figuratively
“The industry must lead the charge towards more sustainable and responsible business models.”
Plural for an attack characterized by sudden and violent rushing forward of troops
“Chabert's regiment led a cavalry charge against the onslaught and turned the tide of the battle for Napoleon.”
Plural for an accusation, typically one formally made against a prisoner brought to trial
“At his trial, on a charge of refusing to provide a breath sample, the accused was acquitted.”
Plural for responsibility for the care or control of someone or something
“My parents left to run some errands, and my two little brothers were left in my charge temporarily.”
Plural for a person or thing entrusted to the care of someone
“The maid seems as devotedly attached to her charge as a foster mother could be.”
Plural for an official instruction, especially one given by a judge to a jury regarding points of law
“At four o'clock, the judge began his charge to the jury.”
Plural for a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
“I get a real charge out of watching my favorite band play live.”
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