1 load, burden, weight, onus, impediment; care, concern, obligation:
She feared that she would become a charge on her children.
2 price, fee, cost:
What is the charge for admission?
3 debt, debit, expense, assessment, liability:
Any charge against the estate of the deceased will be paid in full.
4 care, custody, protection, guardianship, wardship, supervision, jurisdiction, control, responsibility, safe keeping:
We left the children in the charge of Nanny and Nanny in charge of the children.
5 order, mandate, injunction, precept, command, dictate, direction, instruction, demand, exhortation:
The judge's charge to the jury was to ignore the evidence given by the caretaker.
6 accusation, imputation, indictment, allegation:
The charge is murder. The police decided to drop the charges against him.
7 attack, onset, action, assault, sally, raid, foray, sortie:
At the signal the cavalry began their charge.
8 fill, imbue, load, instil, pervade, permeate, saturate, suffuse:
The air was highly charged with a stench from the kitchen.
9 burden, entrust, commission, assign; afflict, tax:
He was charged with the supervision of all the military schools.
10 command, order, bid, enjoin, exhort, urge, require, instruct, direct:
I charge you not to speak of this matter to anyone.
11 blame, censure, accuse; indict, cite, name; allege, assert:
She charged him with being a hypocrite. He has been charged with assault. It is charged that she was present at the commission of the crime.
12 bill, invoice, assess, debit:
Please charge these items to my account. Do not charge me for merchandise not shipped.
13 ask, demand, claim, require, expect:
How much do they charge for asparagus at the supermarket?
14 attack, assault, storm, assail, do battle (with):
Four thousand horsemen stood ready to charge the enemy.