- demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied；record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account)
- a price asked for goods or services；a financial liability or commitment
verb: charge, 3rd person present: charges, gerund or present participle: charging, past tense: charged, past participle: charged
noun: charge, plural noun: charges
- 1. demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied wedding planners may charge an hourly fee of up to £150 he charged me five dollars for the wine 同義詞
- ▪ record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account) they charge the calls to their credit card accounts 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. formally accuse (someone) of something, especially an offence under law they were charged with assault 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ make an accusation or assertion that opponents charged that below-cost pricing would reduce safety
- ▪ formally accuse someone of (an offence) they filed a lawsuit charging fraud and breach of contract
- 3. entrust (someone) with a task as a duty or responsibility the committee was charged with reshaping the educational system 同義詞
- 4. store electrical energy in (a battery or battery-operated device) the shaver can be charged up and used while travelling
- ▪ (of a battery or battery-operated device) receive and store electrical energy.
- ▪ load or fill (a container, gun, etc.) to the full or proper extent see to it that your glasses are charged 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ fill or pervade with a quality or emotion the air was charged with menace 同義詞
- 5. rush forward in attack the plan is to charge headlong at the enemy 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ rush aggressively towards (someone or something) in attack I don't advise anyone to charge that barricade 同義詞
- ▪ move quickly and forcefully Henry charged up the staircase
- 6. place a heraldic bearing on a pennant argent, charged with a cross gules
- 1. a price asked for goods or services our standard charge for a letter is £25 同義詞
- ▪ a financial liability or commitment an asset of some £102.7 m should have been taken as a charge on earnings
- 2. an accusation, typically one formally made against a prisoner brought to trial he appeared in court on a charge of attempted murder 同義詞
- 3. responsibility for the care or control of someone or something the people in her charge are pupils and not experimental subjects 同義詞
- ▪ a person or thing entrusted to the care of someone the babysitter watched over her charges 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ dated a responsibility or duty assigned to someone I have therefore laid down the charge which was placed upon me 同義詞
- ▪ an official instruction, especially one given by a judge to a jury regarding points of law the judge gave a painstakingly careful charge to the jury 同義詞
- 4. the property of matter that is responsible for electrical phenomena, existing in a positive or negative form.
- ▪ the quantity of matter responsible for electrical phenomena carried by a body.
- ▪ energy stored chemically for conversion into electricity.
- ▪ an act or period of storing electrical energy in a battery.
- ▪ informal a thrill I get a real charge out of working hard
- 5. a quantity of explosive to be detonated in order to fire a gun or similar weapon smaller charges, fired on three minute fuses lit by hand
- 6. a headlong rush forward, typically in attack a cavalry charge 同義詞 反義詞
- 7. a device or bearing placed on a shield or crest.