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1. charge

noun. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] an impetuous rush toward someone or something.

Synonyms

  • onslaught
  • onset
  • onrush
  • attack

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • refrain
  • slow
  • fast

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Charge

  • lafarge
  • enlarge
  • sarge
  • marje
  • marge
  • large
  • farge
  • barge

How do you pronounce charge?

Pronounce charge as ʧɑrʤ.

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Example sentences of the word charge


1. Verb, base form
Negotiate with the bank regarding the fees it will charge to be trustee.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Any of these will do the trick and are free of charge.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Investigators usually charge between $40 and $75 an hour.

Quotes containing the word charge


1. A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
- Robert Smithson

2. A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
- Robert Foster Bennett

3. We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.
- Billy Childish

2. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle.

Synonyms

  • rush

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. charge

noun. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense.

Synonyms

  • accusation
  • complaint
  • bill of indictment
  • accusal
  • pleading

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • undershoot
  • absorb
  • unweave

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against.

Synonyms

  • accuse
  • defame
  • smear
  • fault
  • sully
  • denigrate
  • criminate
  • besmirch
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • smirch
  • indict
  • incriminate
  • asperse
  • blame

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • attack

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] demand payment.

Synonyms

  • levy
  • invoice
  • undercharge
  • impose
  • tithe
  • calculate
  • assess
  • bill
  • surcharge

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • natural object
  • light
  • lightness

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] move quickly and violently.

Synonyms

  • hotfoot
  • hasten
  • bucket along
  • speed
  • dash
  • buck
  • scud
  • tear
  • pelt along
  • cannonball along
  • shoot down
  • rip
  • belt along
  • rush
  • scoot
  • flash
  • race
  • step on it
  • dart
  • shoot
  • hie

Antonyms

  • low explosive
  • high explosive
  • stable
  • nonexplosive

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. charge

noun. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] the price charged for some article or service.

Synonyms

  • water-rate
  • postage
  • fixed costs
  • service fee
  • overcharge
  • fare
  • depreciation charge
  • porterage
  • undercharge
  • service charge
  • installation charge
  • demurrage
  • carrying charge
  • agiotage
  • cost
  • stowage
  • premium
  • fixed charge
  • tankage
  • exchange premium
  • poundage
  • fixed cost
  • charge per unit
  • surcharge
  • agio
  • rate

Antonyms

  • depress
  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • stifle

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to.

Synonyms

  • deputize
  • assign
  • deputise
  • make
  • designate
  • depute
  • accredit
  • authorise
  • name
  • create
  • authorize
  • delegate
  • empower
  • nominate

Antonyms

  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. charge

verb. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] make an accusatory claim.

Synonyms

  • tax
  • complain

Antonyms

  • start
  • divest
  • dishonor

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. charge

noun. ['ˈtʃɑːrdʒ'] the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons.

Synonyms

  • negative charge
  • positive charge
  • electric charge
  • electrostatic charge

Antonyms

  • positive charge
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • chargen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chargier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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