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charges

noun
plural of charge

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person
  • charges of burglary and armed robbery that have yet to be proved

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2 a specific task with which a person or group is charged
  • your charge is to keep everyone else organized and busy

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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

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4 something one must do because of prior agreement
  • the first charge of our armed forces is to defend this country against enemy attack

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6 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something
  • the charge for the book will be five dollars

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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

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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

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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

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10 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • he inherited charge of the Paris bureau after his supervisor quit

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charges

verb
present tense third-person singular of charge

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1 to set or receive as a price
  • any shop would charge $100 to repair that thing

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2 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty
  • charges a restocking fee for returned merchandise

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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

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4 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • charged the soldier to keep watch over the prisoner

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6 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained
  • charge a blast furnace with iron ore

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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

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“Charges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/charges. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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