Synonyms for charge

Synonyms for (noun) charge

Synonyms: mission, charge, commission

Definition: a special assignment that is given to a person or group

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

Similar words: assignment, duty assignment

Definition: a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

Usage: hazardous duty


Synonyms: charge, care, guardianship, tutelage

Definition: attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Usage: he is in the care of a bodyguard

Similar words: protection

Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection


Synonyms: charge

Definition: an impetuous rush toward someone or something

Usage: the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary; the battle began with a cavalry charge

Similar words: onrush, onset, onslaught, attack

Definition: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

Usage: the attack began at dawn


Synonyms: charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge

Definition: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

Usage: this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

Similar words: explosive

Definition: a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck


Synonyms: charge, bearing, armorial bearing, heraldic bearing

Definition: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Similar words: heraldry

Definition: emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms


Synonyms: charge, complaint

Definition: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

Usage: he was arrested on a charge of larceny

Similar words: pleading

Definition: (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding


Synonyms: charge, accusation

Definition: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Usage: the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

Similar words: assertion, asseveration, averment

Definition: a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)


Synonyms: charge, commission, direction

Definition: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

Usage: the judge's charge to the jury

Similar words: command, bid, bidding, dictation

Definition: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something


Synonyms: charge, billing

Definition: request for payment of a debt

Usage: they submitted their charges at the end of each month

Similar words: asking, request

Definition: the verbal act of requesting


Synonyms: flush, kick, boot, charge, bang, thrill, rush

Definition: the swift release of a store of affective force

Usage: they got a great bang out of it; what a boot!; he got a quick rush from injecting heroin; he does it for kicks

Similar words: excitement, exhilaration

Definition: the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

Usage: he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed


Synonyms: cathexis, charge

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

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

Similar words: libidinal energy

Definition: (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido


Synonyms: charge

Definition: a person committed to your care

Usage: the teacher led her charges across the street

Similar words: dependant, dependent

Definition: a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)


Synonyms: charge, electric charge

Definition: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

Usage: the battery needed a fresh charge

Similar words: electrical phenomenon

Definition: a physical phenomenon involving electricity


Synonyms: charge

Definition: the price charged for some article or service

Usage: the admission charge

Similar words: cost

Definition: the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor


Synonyms: charge

Definition: financial liabilities (such as a tax)

Usage: the charges against the estate

Similar words: liabilities

Definition: anything that is owed to someone else

Synonyms for (verb) charge

Synonyms: charge

Definition: saturate

Usage: The room was charged with tension and anxiety

Similar words: impregnate, saturate

Definition: infuse or fill completely

Usage: Impregnate the cloth with alcohol


Synonyms: charge

Definition: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

Usage: I need to charge my car battery

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: charge

Definition: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

Usage: charge a conductor

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: charge

Definition: set or ask for a certain price

Usage: How much do you charge for lunch?; This fellow charges $100 for a massage

Similar words: determine, set

Definition: fix conclusively or authoritatively

Usage: set the rules


Synonyms: blame, charge

Definition: attribute responsibility to

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

Similar words: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

Definition: attribute or credit to

Usage: We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare; People impute great cleverness to cats


Synonyms: charge

Definition: instruct or command with authority

Usage: The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem

Similar words: instruct

Definition: give instructions or directions for some task

Usage: She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation


Synonyms: charge

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

Similar words: instruct

Definition: give instructions or directions for some task

Usage: She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation


Synonyms: charge, burden, saddle

Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

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

Similar words: require, command

Definition: make someone do something


Synonyms: charge

Definition: make an accusatory claim

Usage: The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased

Similar words: claim

Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar


Synonyms: charge, file, lodge

Definition: file a formal charge against

Usage: The suspect was charged with murdering his wife

Similar words: impeach, incriminate, criminate, accuse

Definition: bring an accusation against; level a charge against

Usage: The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse


Synonyms: bear down, charge

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

Usage: he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

Similar words: rush

Definition: attack suddenly


Synonyms: charge, level, point

Definition: direct into a position for use

Usage: point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

Similar words: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: 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


Synonyms: charge

Definition: fill or load to capacity

Usage: charge the wagon with hay

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: load, charge

Definition: provide (a device) with something necessary

Usage: He loaded his gun carefully; load the camera

Similar words: fill, fill up, make full

Definition: make full, also in a metaphorical sense

Usage: fill a container; fill the child with pride


Synonyms: charge

Definition: place a heraldic bearing on

Usage: charge all weapons, shields, and banners

Similar words: paint

Definition: make a painting

Usage: he painted all day in the garden; He painted a painting of the garden


Synonyms: turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove, agitate

Definition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Usage: The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Synonyms: charge

Definition: lie down on command, of hunting dogs

Similar words: lie, lie down

Definition: assume a reclining position

Usage: lie down on the bed until you feel better


Synonyms: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck, charge

Definition: move quickly and violently

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

Similar words: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street


Synonyms: charge

Definition: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt

Usage: Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?

Similar words: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please


Synonyms: bill, charge

Definition: demand payment

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

Similar words: account, calculate

Definition: keep an account of


Synonyms: charge

Definition: enter a certain amount as a charge

Usage: he charged me $15

Similar words: debit

Definition: enter as debit


Synonyms: charge, consign

Definition: give over to another for care or safekeeping

Usage: consign your baggage

Similar words: entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit

Definition: confer a trust upon

Usage: The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret; I commit my soul to God


Synonyms: charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send

Definition: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

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

Similar words: transfer

Definition: move from one place to another

Usage: transfer the data; transmit the news; transfer the patient to another hospital