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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 of charge complaint, count, indictment, rap Words Related to charge 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 of charge assignment, brief, business, mission, detail, job, operation, postWords Related to charge 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 of charge behest, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordWords Related to charge demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms of charge 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 of charge burden, obligation, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityWords Related to charge 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 of charge 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 of charge aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, attack, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, rush, strikeWords Related to charge 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 of charge 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 of charge ante, price, cost, damage, fee, figure, freight, price tagWords Related to charge 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 of charge care, supervision, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillanceWords Related to charge 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 of charge expense, cost, disbursement, expenditure, outgo, outlayWords Related to charge 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 of charge bang, boot, thrill, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, rush, titillation, wallopWords Related to charge 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 of charge administration, care, conduct, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionWords Related to charge 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 of charge ask, command, demand Words Related to charge 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 of charge assess, impose, exact, fine, lay, levy, putWords Related to charge 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 of charge abate, diminish, lessen; forgive, release; condone, disregard, excuse, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, pardonAntonyms of charge 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 of charge assign, entrust, commission, task, trustWords Related to charge 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 of charge adjure, bid, boss (around), command, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tellWords Related to charge 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 of charge comply (with), follow, keep, observeAntonyms of charge mind, obey

  5. 5 to make a claim of wrongdoing against he has not yet been charged with any crime Synonyms of charge accuse, criminate, defame [archaic], impeach, incriminate, indictWords Related to charge 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 of charge advocate, champion, defend; excuse, forgive, justify, pardon, remit, shriveAntonyms of charge 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 of charge brim, fill, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, stuffWords Related to charge 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 of charge lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms of charge clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void

  7. 7 to take sudden, violent action against plans to charge the enemy's fortification at daybreak Synonyms of charge 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)Words Related to charge 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 of charge 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 of charge thrill, electrify, excite, exhilarate, galvanize, intoxicate, pump up, titillate, turn onWords Related to charge arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms of charge bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

Synonym Discussion of charge

command, order, bid, enjoin, direct, instruct, charge mean to issue orders. command and order imply authority and usually some degree of formality and impersonality. command stresses official exercise of authority.
    • a general commanding troops
order may suggest peremptory or arbitrary exercise.
    • ordered his employees about like slaves
bid suggests giving orders peremptorily (as to children or servants).
    • she bade him be seated
enjoin implies giving an order or direction authoritatively and urgently and often with admonition or solicitude.
    • a sign enjoining patrons to be quiet
direct and instruct both connote expectation of obedience and usually concern specific points of procedure or method, instruct sometimes implying greater explicitness or formality.
    • directed her assistant to hold all calls
    • the judge instructed the jury to ignore the remark
charge adds to enjoin an implication of imposing as a duty or responsibility.
    • charged by the President with a secret mission


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