Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun charge

15 senses of charge

Sense 1
charge -- (an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge")
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

Sense 2
charge, complaint -- ((criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny")
       => pleading -- ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

Sense 3
charge -- (the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge")
       => cost -- (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Sense 4
charge, 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")
       => electrical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Sense 5
care, charge, tutelage, guardianship -- (attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard")
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

Sense 6
mission, charge, commission -- (a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message")
       => assignment, duty assignment -- (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty")

Sense 7
charge -- (a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street")
       => dependant, dependent -- (a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support))

Sense 8
charge -- (financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate")
       => liabilities -- (anything that is owed to someone else)

Sense 9
cathexis, charge -- ((psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge")
       => libidinal energy -- ((psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido)

Sense 10
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick -- (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")
       => exhilaration, excitement -- (the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed")

Sense 11
charge, billing -- (request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month")
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 12
commission, charge, direction -- (a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury")
       => command, bid, bidding, dictation -- (an authoritative direction or instruction to do something)

Sense 13
accusation, charge -- (an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving")
       => assertion, averment, asseveration -- (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Sense 14
charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing -- (heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield)
       => heraldry -- (emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms)

Sense 15
charge, 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")
       => explosive -- (a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck)

Antonyms of verb charge

2 of 25 senses of charge

Sense 8
charge -- (fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay")
       Antonym of discharge (Sense 4)
      => discharge -- (remove the charge from)

Sense 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?")
       Antonym of pay cash (Sense 1)
      => pay cash -- (pay (for something) with cash)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb charge

25 senses of charge

Sense 1
charge, bear down -- (to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork")
       => rush -- (attack suddenly)

Sense 2
charge, accuse -- (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference")

Sense 3
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")
       => account, calculate -- (keep an account of)

Sense 4
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck -- (move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")

Sense 5
appoint, charge -- (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance")

Sense 6
charge, lodge, file -- (file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife")
       => accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate -- (bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse")

Sense 7
charge -- (make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased")
       => claim -- (assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar")

Sense 8
charge -- (fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 9
charge -- (enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15")
       => debit -- (enter as debit)

Sense 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")
       => transfer -- (move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital")

Sense 11
consign, charge -- (give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")
       => entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit -- (confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God")

Sense 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?")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 13
charge -- (lie down on command, of hunting dogs)
       => lie down, lie -- (assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better")

Sense 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")
       => disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

Sense 15
charge -- (place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners")
       => paint -- (make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden")

Sense 16
load, charge -- (provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Sense 17
charge, level, point -- (direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 18
charge, saddle, burden -- (impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend")
       => command, require -- (make someone do something)

Sense 19
charge -- (instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence)
       => instruct -- (give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation")

Sense 20
charge -- (instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem")
       => instruct -- (give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation")

Sense 21
blame, charge -- (attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience")
       => impute, ascribe, assign, attribute -- (attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats")

Sense 22
charge -- (set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage")
       => determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 23
charge -- (cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 24
charge -- (energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 25
charge -- (saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety")
       => impregnate, saturate -- (infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol")

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