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Overview of verb charge

The verb charge has 25 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (16) charge, bear down

(to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork")

2. (10) charge, accuse

(blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference")

3. (7) charge, 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")

4. (6) tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck

(move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")

5. (4) appoint, charge

(assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance")

6. (3) charge, lodge, file

(file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife")

7. (3) charge

(make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased")

8. (2) charge

(fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay")

9. (1) charge

(enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15")

10. commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge

(cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison")

11. consign, charge

(give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")

12. charge

(pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?")

13. charge

(lie down on command, of hunting dogs)

14. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up

(cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks")

15. charge

(place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners")

16. load, charge

(provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera")

17. charge, level, point

(direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me")

18. charge, saddle, burden

(impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend")

19. charge

(instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence)

20. charge

(instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem")

21. blame, charge

(attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience")

22. charge

(set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage")

23. charge

(cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor")

24. charge

(energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery")

25. charge

(saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety")


Overview of adj charged

The adj charged has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (7) charged

(of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery")

2. (1) charged, supercharged

(fraught with great emotion; "an atmosphere charged with excitement"; "an emotionally charged speech")

3. aerated, charged

(supplied with carbon dioxide)

4. charged

(capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy; "the highly charged issue of abortion")

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