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charge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of charge

  1. 1 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person <charges of burglary and armed robbery that have yet to be proved> Synonyms complaint, count, indictment, rap Related Words accusation, allegation, plea; crimination; counteraccusation, countercharge; arraignment, impeachment; implication, imputation, innuendo, insinuation; censure, condemnation, denunciation; incrimination, recrimination

  2. 2 a specific task with which a person or group is charged <your charge is to keep everyone else organized and busy> Synonyms assignment, brief, business, mission, detail, job, operation, postRelated Words burden, chore, duty, need, obligation, office, requirement, responsibility; errand, labor, work; commitment, pledge, promise; appointment, commission, designation, nomination; compulsion, constraint, restraint

  3. 3 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <we've received an official charge about how to handle the situation> Synonyms behest, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordRelated Words demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion

  4. 4 something one must do because of prior agreement <the first charge of our armed forces is to defend this country against enemy attack> Synonyms burden, obligation, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityRelated Words oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

  5. 5 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <the famously disastrous charge led by General George Pickett at Gettysburg> Synonyms aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, attack, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, rush, strikeRelated Words ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter

  6. 6 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something <the charge for the book will be five dollars> Synonyms ante, price, cost, damage, fee, figure, freight, price tagRelated Words fair market value, market value, valuation, value; asking price, list price, sticker price; price point, rate, tariff, unit price; carrying charge, overcharge, service charge (also service fee), surcharge; deduction, discount, markdown, reduction, sale; deposit; down payment; account, bill, check, invoice, tab

  7. 7 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control <was given charge of the business during the owner's absence> Synonyms care, supervision, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillanceRelated Words monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis (also egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage

  8. 8 a payment made in the course of achieving a result <the charges mounted at a dizzying pace as the building project went way over budget> Synonyms expense, cost, disbursement, expenditure, outgo, outlayRelated Words overhead; outflow; pocket money, spending money; price, rate, tab, tariff, toll

  9. 9 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings <the slopes at this resort aren't particularly challenging and aren't likely to give expert skiers much of a charge> Synonyms bang, boot, thrill, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, rush, titillation, wallopRelated Words arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat

  10. 10 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something <he inherited charge of the Paris bureau after his supervisor quit> Synonyms administration, care, conduct, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionRelated Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement




charge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of charge

  1. 1 to set or receive as a price <any shop would charge $100 to repair that thing> Synonyms ask, command, demand Related Words overcharge, undercharge; bring, fetch, sell (for); discount, mark down, mark up; assess, bill, invoice; price, value

  2. 2 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty <charges a restocking fee for returned merchandise> Synonyms assess, impose, exact, fine, lay, levy, putRelated Words dock, excise, mulct, penalize, tax; extort, shake down, wrest, wring; bleed, fleece, gouge, milk, skin, squeeze; coerce, compel, force; inflict, wreak; set; reapply, reimpose, relayNear Antonyms abate, diminish, lessen; forgive, release; condone, disregard, excuse, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardonAntonyms remit

  3. 3 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to <we're charging you with the care of your little sister while we're gone for the evening> Synonyms assign, entrust, commission, task, trustRelated Words confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest

  4. 4 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority <charged the soldier to keep watch over the prisoner> Synonyms adjure, bid, boss (around), command, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tellRelated Words ask, petition, request; beg, beseech, entreat; advise, counsel, warn; appoint, assign, authorize, commission; oversee, superintend, supervise; conduct, control, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, requireNear Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, observeAntonyms mind, obey

  5. 5 to make a claim of wrongdoing against <he has not yet been charged with any crime> Synonyms accuse, criminate, defame [archaic], impeach, incriminate, indictRelated Words blame, call (on), castigate, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, fault, impugn, reproach, reprobate; chide, rebuke, reprove, tax; appeal, arraign, book, cite, summon; prosecute, sue, try; frame, implicate, inculpate, inform (against), name, report; recriminate, retaliateNear Antonyms advocate, champion, defend; excuse, forgive, justify, pardon, remit, shriveAntonyms absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate

  6. 6 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained <charge a blast furnace with iron ore> Synonyms brim, fill, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, stuffRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void

  7. 7 to take sudden, violent action against <plans to charge the enemy's fortification at daybreak> Synonyms assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, attack, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)Related Words bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield

  8. 8 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings of <the players are going into this game still charged from their upset victory the week before> Synonyms thrill, electrify, excite, exhilarate, galvanize, intoxicate, pump up, titillate, turn onRelated Words arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit




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