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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charge  \Charge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Charged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Charging}.]  [OF.  chargier,  F.  charger,  fr  LL  carricare 
  fr  L.  carrus  wagon.  Cf  {Cargo},  {Caricature},  {Cark},  and 
  see  {Car}.] 
  1.  To  lay  on  or  impose,  as  a  load,  tax,  or  burden;  to  load; 
  to  fill. 
 
  A  carte  that  charged  was  with  hay.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  charging  of  children's  memories  with  rules 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  lay  on  or  impose,  as  a  task,  duty,  or  trust;  to 
  command,  instruct,  or  exhort  with  authority;  to  enjoin;  to 
  urge  earnestly;  as  to  charge  a  jury;  to  charge  the  clergy 
  of  a  diocese;  to  charge  an  agent. 
 
  Moses  .  .  .  charged  you  to  love  the  Lord  your  God. 
  --Josh.  xxii. 
  5. 
 
  Cromwell,  I  charge  thee,  fling  away  ambition. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  lay  on  impose,  or  make  subject  to  or  liable  for 
 
  When  land  shall  be  charged  by  any  lien.  --Kent. 
 
  4.  To  fix  or  demand  as  a  price;  as  he  charges  two  dollars  a 
  barrel  for  apples. 
 
  5.  To  place  something  to  the  account  of  as  a  debt;  to  debit, 
  as  to  charge  one  with  goods.  Also  to  enter  upon  the 
  debit  side  of  an  account;  as  to  charge  a  sum  to  one 
 
  6.  To  impute  or  ascribe;  to  lay  to  one's  charge. 
 
  No  more  accuse  thy  pen,  but  charge  the  crime  On 
  native  sloth  and  negligence  of  time.  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  To  accuse;  to  make  a  charge  or  assertion  against  (a  person 
  or  thing);  to  lay  the  responsibility  (for  something  said 
  or  done)  at  the  door  of 
 
  If  he  did  that  wrong  you  charge  him  with 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  8.  To  place  within  or  upon  any  firearm,  piece  of  apparatus  or 
  machinery,  the  quantity  it  is  intended  and  fitted  to  hold 
  or  bear;  to  load;  to  fill;  as  to  charge  a  gun;  to  charge 
  an  electrical  machine,  etc 
 
  Their  battering  cannon  charged  to  the  mouths. 
  --Shak. 
 
  9.  To  ornament  with  or  cause  to  bear;  as  to  charge  an 
  architectural  member  with  a  molding. 
 
  10.  (Her.)  To  assume  as  a  bearing;  as  he  charges  three  roses 
  or  to  add  to  or  represent  on  as  he  charges  his  shield 
  with  three  roses  or 
 
  11.  To  call  to  account;  to  challenge.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  charge  me  to  an  answer.  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  bear  down  upon  to  rush  upon  to  attack. 
 
  Charged  our  main  battle's  front.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  intrust;  command;  exhort;  instruct;  accuse;  impeach; 
  arraign.  See  {Accuse}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charged 
  adj  1:  of  a  particle  or  body  or  system;  having  a  net  amount  of 
  positive  or  negative  electric  charge;  "charged 
  particles";  "a  charged  battery"  [ant:  {uncharged}] 
  2:  fraught  with  great  emotion;  "an  atmosphere  charged  with 
  excitement";  "an  emotionally  charged  speech"  [syn:  {supercharged}] 
  3:  supplied  with  carbon  dioxide  [syn:  {aerated}] 
  4:  capable  of  producing  violent  emotion  or  arousing 
  controversy;  "the  highly  charged  issue  of  abortion" 




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