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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
charge
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a charge/store card (=one that allows you to buy things from a particular shop and pay for them later)
▪ Store cards often have high rates of interest.
a conspiracy charge/charge of conspiracy
▪ Three men have been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges.
a conspiracy charge/charge of conspiracy
▪ Three men have been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges.
a criminal charge (=an official accusation that someone has committed a crime)
▪ He’s been arrested on a very serious criminal charge.
a delivery charge (=an amount of money you pay for delivery)
▪ There’s no delivery charge on goods over £20.
a drug charge (=a legal accusation that someone is guilty of having or selling drugs)
▪ He’s awaiting trial on a drug charge.
a murder charge (=an official statement saying someone may be guilty of murder)
▪ He has escaped a murder charge, but his career is finished.
admission charge
▪ The Museum has no admission charge.
allegations/accusations/charges of corruption
▪ He has strongly denied allegations of corruption.
an assault charge
▪ He’s in jail on an assault charge.
arrest sb on charges/suspicion of (doing) sth
▪ He was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs.
bank charges
▪ Will I have to pay bank charges on this account?
baseless rumours/charges/accusations
be charged with assault
▪ He ended up in court charged with assault.
be charged with conspiracy (=be formally accused of it)
▪ The women were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.
charge a fee
▪ The accountant charged a big fee for his services.
charge account
charge card
charge hand
charge nurse
charge sb with an offence
▪ In that year, 367 people were charged with terrorist offences.
charge sb with murder (=officially say that someone may be guilty of murder)
▪ Is there enough evidence to charge him with murder?
charge sheet
charged with burglary
▪ He was charged with burglary.
charge/recharge a battery (=put more electricity in it)
▪ It takes eight hours to fully recharge the battery.
congestion charging
▪ Plans to introduce congestion charging were dropped until after the election.
convicted on...charges
▪ He was convicted on fraud charges.
cover charge
deny a charge/allegation
▪ Officials denied allegations that torture was widespread.
depth charge
dismiss an allegation/charge
▪ She claimed that she was honest and dismissed the allegations against her.
drop the charges/a case (=stop the legal process of trying to prove someone is guilty)
▪ Both men have been released and the charges have been dropped.
electric current/power/charge (=a flow of electricity)
face charges (=be accused of a crime and have to go to a court of law)
▪ He faces charges of fraud and theft.
free of charge
▪ All these services are available to the public free of charge.
handling charge
high price/charge/tax etc
▪ If you want better public services, you’ll have to pay higher taxes – it’s as simple as that.
laid...open to charges of
▪ Not to have taken action would have laid the department open to charges of negligence.
levy a tax/charge/fine etc (on sth)
▪ a new tax levied on all electrical goods
make...charges stick
▪ Is there enough evidence to make the charges stick?
pay/charge by the hour (=pay or charge someone according to the number of hours it takes to do something)
▪ You can pay by the hour to hire a boat.
pay/charge/cost etc extra
▪ I earn extra for working on Sunday.
service charge
▪ There’s a service charge for advance tickets.
sole control/charge
▪ The school was no longer under their sole control.
standing charges
▪ You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service.
take control/charge/power
▪ The communists took power in 1948.
▪ Youngsters need to take control of their own lives.
the police charge sb (=officially say that someone will be judged in a court for committing a crime)
▪ The police have charged the parents with murder.
trumped-up charges
▪ Dissidents were routinely arrested on trumped-up charges.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
criminal
▪ He may now face the criminal charge of assault.
▪ Ultimately, no criminal charges were ever filed against Gospel Missions or any of its officials.
▪ If accepted by the jury, the allegations could lead to the first criminal charges against the industry relating to smuggling.
▪ And it's criminal what they charge, for that new plastic doings.
▪ Prosecutors were considering filing criminal charges, and a civil suit was pending.
▪ Gillece said he did not know whether the state will pursue criminal charges against Bailey.
electric
▪ There was a terrible rage in him, she could feel it like an electric charge in the room.
▪ Ah, yes: Maxwell showed that oscillating an electric charge is just the mechanism that causes light waves to be produced.
▪ Molecular vibrations therefore lead to oscillations of electric charge, with frequencies governed by the normal vibration frequencies of the system.
▪ Ethanol molecules also carry a small electric charge that is crucial to its behavior in the body.
▪ However, there are two kinds of electric charge, positive and negative.
▪ Since ions carry electric charge, the flow changes the electrical environment inside a cell.
▪ Others that can generate an electric charge.
▪ Water molecules carry an electric charge and tend to stick to one another.
extra
▪ After the two-day class is over, Hawley offers additional runs for an extra charge.
▪ For an extra charge T will also provide a recorded message giving your new number to any callers on your old line.
▪ There are no extra charges for messages or file transfers.
▪ For a small extra charge it is possible to travel in the observation car.
▪ It has valuable information, yet there is no extra charge.
▪ Prosecutors rarely adopt this course since the addition of the extra charge gives the defendant the choice of jury trial.
▪ Many brokers also will deliver tickets at no extra charge.
free
▪ We also hold socials, parties, and organise day trips, again free of charge.
▪ At this renewal of your Policy, you may increase your Contents and Buildings sums insured free of charge.
▪ In that case Mr Zamoyski would almost certainly have handed the shoe over free of charge.
▪ There's a weekly expedition into the mountains by mountain-bike, which are always available free of charge.
▪ The leaflet is available free of charge from tax enquiry centres and local tax offices.
▪ This might mean some one applies for £2000 and gains an extra £200 free of charge.
▪ Such places operate as bureaux where clients can be put in touch with artists and offer this service free of charge.
▪ Garden rubbish was accepted free of charge, and turned into compost, bagged and put on sale at the tips.
positive
▪ Rather than being balanced throughout, they have spots of excess negative or positive charge.
▪ This charge meshes nicely with the slight positive charge on one side of water molecules.
▪ The proton has positive electrical charge, the neutron has none.
▪ As in electricity, a positive charge glances away from a positive charge: like charges repel each other.
▪ A large body, such as the earth or the sun, contains nearly equal numbers of positive and negative charges.
▪ As in electricity, a positive charge glances away from a positive charge: like charges repel each other.
▪ The positive charge of the protons generates an electrostatic field, which binds the negative electrons of the atom to the nucleus.
▪ Likewise, regular protons have a positive charge, but antiprotons are negative.
small
▪ A small charge is made locally for the use of the showers.
▪ Ethanol molecules also carry a small electric charge that is crucial to its behavior in the body.
▪ For a small charge, avoid having to carry luggage by booking it through from airport to destination.
▪ The tower was attached with bolts that contained small explosive charges.
▪ Here's what it costs Included in the 12 monthly instalments is a small credit charge.
▪ Traveller's cheques can be cashed at most hotels and any bank for a small charge.
▪ There will also be a tea-room and a small admission charge.
▪ For a small extra charge it is possible to travel in the observation car.
■ NOUN
admission
▪ Opening times and admission charges have not yet been published.
▪ The only admission charge is their time.
▪ Our admission charge rations us to one programme.
▪ Dinner and dance lessons, no admission charge.
▪ The admission charge is 20p and all the proceeds will go to the Northern Ireland Hospice.
▪ The exhibition is free, but there is an admission charge to the Castle.
▪ The new season will also bring admission charge to Museum of Flight, £2 for adults and £1 children and concessions.
▪ There will also be a tea-room and a small admission charge.
assault
▪ Painter cleared of bar assault charge A SELF-employed painter and decorator was yesterday cleared of assaulting the manager of a Harrogate bar.
▪ If he had been convicted under the assault charge he would not have been eligible for early release.
▪ Summons twist: A county councillor facing assault charges is taking out a private summons against the man he allegedly assaulted.
▪ Donald Murphy was remanded in custody on an assault charge by Teesside magistrates last Friday.
▪ Meanwhile guitarist Micky Geggus is due in court on assault charges.
▪ Wilkins was fined a further £75 for the assault charge and ordered to pay the officer £20 compensation.
▪ Already under a probation order for attacking a songwriter the previous year, he found himself on another assault charge.
▪ For the driving offence and the assault charge Penn was thrown in the pen for two months.
beach
▪ Price includes dinner, bed and breakfast. Beach charges are not included.
▪ Parking is available. Beach charges are not included.
▪ Barracuda 20% discount on beach charges for all guests.
interest
▪ Thus the length of the mortgage term is cut down and your overall interest charges are less.
▪ The act did not abolish DISCs but limited their tax benefits and imposed an interest charge to tax-deferred earnings.
▪ Those with loans from banks may borrow more in order to pay the higher interest charges.
▪ The club are paying about £30,000 a week in interest charges.
▪ As it is, his overdraft increases, and so do the interest charges, at two or three points over base.
▪ The interest charge would be fully tax deductible.
▪ The pre-tax figure was also helped by interest charges, down by 37.8 percent from £4.5 million to £2.8 million.
▪ Apart from the interest charges involved, the longer a defendant can spin out the negotiations the better.
murder
▪ Relatives of Jonathan Probyn watched from the public gallery as the murder charge was read out.
▪ Ted is incarcerated in California, awaiting trial on murder charges.
▪ Death in Paris. Murder charge is dropped after claims that dead model took drink and drugs.
▪ Bechard will be arraigned Monday or Tuesday on murder charges, McCausland said.
▪ He spent two sleepless nights worrying that he might end up on a murder charge.
▪ Davis also faces three other special circumstances in connection with the murder charge: kidnapping, burglary and robbery.
▪ He claimed self-defence in the attempted murder charge.
▪ But as the elder brother remains silent, his lawyers are preparing a new tack in their fight against murder charges.
service
▪ No service charge and tipping is not necessary.
▪ Is there a service charge on top of the labor charge?
▪ If the restaurant in question adds a service charge, then that is between it and the customer.
▪ No tipping is allowed, but there is an 18-percent service charge.
▪ When dealing with leasehold property, it is also necessary to deal with the apportionments of any service charge liability.
▪ The rate also includes full breakfast daily, hotel service charges and taxes but not airfare.
▪ Speaking at the beginning of June the Minister reported that the debt from rent and service charge boycotts totalled R1,500 million.
▪ The service charge may be in dispute or there may be an inadvertent omission to pay on the part of the tenant.
tax
▪ If the provisions of s213 can be satisfied, management would incur no income tax charge or capital gains tax charge.
▪ The refund should be accounted for gross, with the tax shown as part of the tax charge.
▪ Changes in community care were recently postponed because they would add to Poll Tax charges.
▪ Thereafter there could be a tax charge under s739.
▪ The classic reason is to avoid a double tax charge.
▪ In any event a vendor should always be required to quantify the potential tax charge.
▪ There is a prevailing tendency to discuss the theory of the double tax charge without quantifying it.
▪ The Inland Revenue has released a consultative document that proposes a heavier tax charge for certain cars.
■ VERB
acquitted
▪ Since 1986 Gotti had faced three previous trials and had been acquitted on all charges.
▪ He was acquitted, and all charges against the remaining defendants were dropped.
▪ In June 1991 they were acquitted on all charges and proceedings under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 were discontinued.
▪ Dale was acquitted of federal charges in connection with the affair.
▪ On each previous occasion he had been acquitted on all charges.
▪ After a heavily publicized trial, Weaver was acquitted on all major charges against him.
▪ Peter Mason, senior, Peter Mason junior and his brother David were all acquitted on all charges.
▪ Nine were acquitted of conspiracy charges in federal court four years later.
admit
▪ All three had admitted burglary and related charges.
▪ Often, in panic, the accused will admit to the lesser charge without a trial.
▪ She admitted four charges of making a false representation to obtain benefit and asked for 18 others to be taken into consideration.
▪ Mr Honour consented to the fine without admitting or denying the charges.
▪ He also admitted other charges of dishonestly handling a stolen ring and theft of a car.
▪ Gingrich admitted to charges, brought by an investigative subcommittee of the ethics committee, that he brought discredit to the House.
▪ The six have admitted the charges, committed at a rented factory in Burn Road, Hartlepool.
▪ In recent weeks, three others in the scam admitted to charges of money laundering and wire fraud.
answer
▪ This publication contained detailed descriptions of persons who failed to appear at court to answer a criminal charge.
▪ You can even have your phone answered for a minimal charge.
▪ Avon and Somerset Police have summonsed Redknapp to appear in court to answer charges of alleged abusive conduct.
▪ He needed intelligently and forthrightly to answer her charges and demonstrate sympathy for her embattled position.
▪ He said he would return to answer all charges.
▪ When he tried to answer such charges Gore seemed unable or unwilling to draw on Clinton's approach.
▪ He appeared in court to answer a charge of drink-driving - not, it transpired, for the first time.
▪ In particular non-disclosure makes it difficult to answer charges that the government's policies are not properly coordinated.
arrest
▪ In the first few hours after the verdict, 60 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
▪ Last year, 464 people were arrested on security law charges, up from 246 in 1995 and 367 in 1994.
▪ Goldsmith, for example, paroled in 1987, was arrested on the firearms charge in 1992 and convicted in 1993.
▪ The company's former vice-president, Sadamu Takagaki, was also arrested on similar charges.
▪ Pappas had been prepared to testify against Turner after he was arrested on drug charges.
▪ One day the police arrested Carmen on charges of child molesting.
bring
▪ The demand from Labour was sparked by fury over plans to bring back charges for customers in credit.
▪ Teacher Shelaine Goss filed a complaint, and the state brought charges Feb. 5.
▪ Sir Nicholas Fairbairn says that women who bring false charges should be named.
▪ She sought then to deal with the situation quietly, but brought charges recently after the man she had accused was promoted.
▪ The institution is expected to wait until investigations are complete and criminal responsibilities are more clearly defined before bringing charges.
▪ But prosecutors cited a lack of corroborating evidence in declining to bring charges.
▪ Often, when complaints were made, the police brought counter-charges and more often than not won.
▪ The state investigated but brought no charges.
clear
▪ Painter cleared of bar assault charge A SELF-employed painter and decorator was yesterday cleared of assaulting the manager of a Harrogate bar.
▪ Eventually, he was cleared of the charge when she admitted to lying.
▪ The jury cleared him of the charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and operating a vessel while intoxicated.
▪ A Braintree man was cleared of an affray charge yesterday when the prosecution offered no further evidence against him.
▪ The very anonymity of everybody else in their entourage was part of making clear who was in charge.
▪ Veron was cleared of a charge that could have led to a two-year ban.
▪ A Teesside Crown Court jury cleared him of both charges but convicted him of arson last month.
convict
▪ Mr Braswell was convicted in 1983 of charges relating to his vitamin and health supplement business.
▪ If convicted of all charges, both men face 25 years to life in prison.
▪ The judge said that there was insufficient evidence to convict König on the charge of participating in the murders of 1,076 others.
▪ The brothers hope that if verdicts are reached, they will be convicted of lesser manslaughter charges.
▪ Two White House officials were convicted of serious charges and a third got off on a technicality.
▪ If he had been convicted under the assault charge he would not have been eligible for early release.
cover
▪ When the time came to jettison the launch escape tower and the boost cover the charges would fire, breaking the bolts.
▪ But because lenders are competing for business, many are offering to cover some of the charges.
▪ A licence has to be obtained and a deposit paid in advance to cover charges for a reasonable time.
▪ Electricity: read meter on arrival and departure - cost is ten pence per unit to cover standing charge as well as unit cost.
▪ Payment of the Insurance Premium will usually cover these charges.
deny
▪ Macari, who denied the charges, was joint owner of the shop.
▪ Hubbell and White House officials adamantly deny the charge.
▪ The Bank denied the charges of censorship, and said the key messages of Prof Kanbur's draft had survived.
▪ Chin, who has denied the charges, and his lawyer could not be reached for comment late Monday.
▪ The other three men, two with addresses in the Republic, denied the same charge.
▪ The president has denied the charges.
▪ The boxer, of Walworth, denies affray charges.
▪ E denied the charges, saying Satrap left while under investigation for conflicts of interest.
drop
▪ It is thought that banks will now be forced to drop their charges for those who wish to transfer.
▪ Moreover, battered women often wind up dropping the charges as reconciliation with the abuser.
▪ We have to drop the charge and put the painful memories on one side.
▪ Like making sure they drop the charges against me.
▪ He's dropping the charges against Jamie.
▪ Although the dropping of the charges was a big story, it faded as quickly as the Cowboys in the playoffs.
face
▪ He faced 18 charges of theft and three charges of deception involving a total of £4,560.
▪ He now faces charges of having abused his power while in office.
▪ He was immediately flown to Florida to face drugs trafficking charges.
▪ Patricia Marsh, 23, of Ivyleigh, Liverpool, faces six charges and was remanded in custody until tomorrow.
▪ But customers should remember that they could face other charges on top of the interest such as monthly fees.
▪ Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Kaczynski, who faces additional charges in a New Jersey bombing death.
file
▪ They rang his new employers, stating that they would file charges for stealing leads unless they sacked him.
▪ On the same day the Securities and Exchange Commission filed wide-ranging civil charges against Keating and several others.
▪ She said Payson police were given evidence to back that allegation, but they never filed charges.
▪ She filed charges, and her four alleged tormenters are now on trial.
▪ Prosecutors plan to show that Martinez ordered several other murders-allegations that were never filed as formal charges.
▪ The police stated that they were examining the evidence to determine whether to file obstruction-of-justice charges against members of the Kennedy household.
include
▪ Watch out for a fiercely competitive range of unmetered access plans that include telephone charges.
▪ The 1996 figure included charges associated with its $ 3. 3 billion acquisition of software firm Lotus Development Corp.
▪ This includes a charge for depreciation of £2,000 per month.
▪ The earnings include a charge of three cents for prepayment of debt, the company said.
▪ It includes the charges and other fees as well as the interest.
▪ Results include a pretax restructuring charge of $ 46 million, or 17 cents a share.
▪ Monthly contributions include a handling charge of 30p per month.
▪ The disposal costs could include a one-time charge to dump the water permanently into the sewer system.
lay
▪ This patrol will last two hours while our men are laying their charge.
▪ At one spot the Federals succeeded in undermining the Confederate works in preparation to laying an explosive charge.
▪ We need to protect our men laying the charge and also the lower tunnel which they won't know about.
▪ On the planet, unaware of being watched, Ace was laying explosive charges.
▪ His bulky life of Russell is a sustained attack, in which he lays two charges against the philosopher.
▪ It laid to rest the charges of unreliability and less-than-advertised performance that have long dogged the Pentagon.
lead
▪ They emphasised that it was the circumstances of the individual case which led them to reject charges of degrading or inhuman treatment.
▪ But with the unstoppable Louis Brandeis leading the Zionist charge, the barons gave in.
▪ But it was Lieutenant Harvey who was still leading the charge as he hurdled elegantly over the wire and into no-man's-land.
▪ C., to lead the charge against the Bay Guardian.
▪ But Dole has, in his long Senate career, led the charge for the second -, third-and fourth-largest.
▪ A police investigation has led to charges of assault against five officers.
▪ But it is unrealistic to expect businesses to lead the charge alone.
levy
▪ This looks after the maintenance and levies an annual charge which is divided among the owners proportionately.
▪ In addition some clubs levy a service charge for infants payable in resort.
▪ Bravo levies a transaction charge for each booking, starting at £1.80 to a maximum of £3.30.
▪ It was the first deaf club in the country to levy an annual subscription charge.
▪ Traditionally, the law centres have not levied any charges on those using the service.
▪ We would levy the charge at 1 percent above the Bank base rate prevailing for the relevant period.
▪ Central government may encourage local governments to raise more tax revenue by introducing new taxes, levying charges or borrowing.
pay
▪ The legislation ensures that people have a statutory right to pay the community charge in manageable instalments.
▪ The licencee pays the charges on all parcels received in this way.
▪ These are the main groups of people who will not have to pay the charge: 1.
▪ However, if you are on a low income you may be entitled to help in paying this charge.
▪ The defendant agreed to this and obtained a licence but later refused to pay the charge.
▪ With only a few exceptions all those aged 18 or over are liable to pay the same basic charge.
▪ Charge payers are therefore given at least two opportunities to pay their community charge instalment.
plead
▪ The youth pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary and five motoring offences.
▪ He pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing the giro.
▪ Williams has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
▪ He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft of articles of clothing.
▪ He pleaded innocent to the charges.
▪ The co-defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an act of gross indecency with the appellant.
▪ Most of the suppliers accused in the sting operations have pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
press
▪ The Jana'ata, preoccupied with larger affairs, pressed no charges and released Sandoz to the custody of the Consortium.
▪ Manning said Las Vegas police never recommended a prosecution in the hotel beating because Anderson declined to press charges.
▪ Is there anything I can do to press charges against these men?
▪ Mrs Moon unsuccessfully implored prosecutors not to press charges against her husband.
▪ The assistant chaplain at Long Lartin, in her 40's, has decided not to press charges.
▪ He did not press charges against the police as the lawyer urged him to.
▪ Police say the owner of the boats doesn't want to press charges against whoever was responsible.
▪ There were no arrests, but the attorney general is considering pressing charges against club operators.
put
▪ How can you get some one who was actively involved in events and put him in charge of the investigation?
▪ An old Bridgeport pal with no qualifications had been put in charge of the community conservation program.
▪ I was late once, got there at ten instead of half past and was put on a discipline charge by the superintendent.
▪ Short trips in cold weather often do not put back as much charge as was lost starting the car.
▪ Hugh Bawn was put in charge of the high-buildings programme in Glasgow.
▪ Arline: What is: They put John Kromko in charge of it?
release
▪ Ma Sokheng was arrested for starting the row and then released without charge.
▪ Earlier another man was released without charge.
▪ But eventually she was released without a charge being made.
▪ On Monday evening it was reported that the man detained the day before had been released without charge.
▪ The protesters were released without charge.
▪ They were all later released after police dropped charges that they illegally imported anabolic steroids into the country.
▪ Three men and the youth were later released without charge.
▪ There were around 80 arrests ... some have been released without charge, some bailed.
take
▪ It is up to you to take charge.
▪ Renew your resolve to take charge of your health.
▪ David Emanuel left the world of hautecouture to take charge of the charity event at Cheltenham Ladies' College.
▪ Understandably, Anna Mae herself took the charges more seriously.
▪ Perrin subsequently took charge of the high-pressure research and Gibson was transferred to other work.
▪ Tom Haarala took charge on Wednesday.
▪ The conference also took charge of the security and armed forces.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
answer criticism/charges/accusations etc
▪ Avon and Somerset Police have summonsed Redknapp to appear in court to answer charges of alleged abusive conduct.
▪ His finance minister was busy answering charges of bribery.
▪ In particular non-disclosure makes it difficult to answer charges that the government's policies are not properly coordinated.
▪ The meeting was called to answer criticisms and make mid-course corrections.
bring charges/a lawsuit/a court case/a prosecution/a claim (against sb)
level criticism/charges/accusations etc at/against sb
▪ Even Mrs Thatcher levelled criticism at the lack of compartment privacy, but the policy against compartments was now firmly established.
nominal sum/charge/fee etc
▪ A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.
▪ He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.
▪ Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.
▪ It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.
▪ The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.
▪ Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.
▪ Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.
▪ Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.
positively charged
▪ According to the theory, negatively charged electrons within atoms orbit around positively charged nuclei.
▪ Cationic detergents: ionise in solution with the active ion being positively charged.
▪ Hence when a current is applied, the positively charged ions move toward the cathode carrying water molecules with them.
▪ Sodium has a strong tendency to lose an electron and become the positively charged ion Na.
▪ The helium atom without its electrons is known as an alpha particle, and is therefore positively charged.
▪ These positively charged ions are themselves highly hydrated.
▪ These fixed negative charges attract a layer of residual positively charged ions which are free to move within the water.
prefer charges
press charges
▪ He did not press charges against the police as the lawyer urged him to.
▪ Is there anything I can do to press charges against these men?
▪ Manning said Las Vegas police never recommended a prosecution in the hotel beating because Anderson declined to press charges.
▪ Mrs Moon unsuccessfully implored prosecutors not to press charges against her husband.
▪ Police say the owner of the boats doesn't want to press charges against whoever was responsible.
▪ The assistant chaplain at Long Lartin, in her 40's, has decided not to press charges.
▪ The high priests and elders being still keen to press charges, Festus invited them to Caesarea to put their case.
reverse the charges
▪ If something goes wrong, call us and reverse the charges.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ An additional charge of 15% will be added to your bill for service.
▪ Cases of abuse have a strong emotional charge.
▪ Criminal charges were filed in October against Sorvino by the District Attorney's office.
▪ He appeared in court on a murder charge.
▪ He faces a charge of armed robbery.
▪ If your order comes to over $30, we will not make a delivery charge.
▪ Interest charges on the loan totaled over $12,000.
▪ Jill bought ice cream for her three young charges.
▪ Libel is a difficult charge to prove.
▪ Members and their guests are welcome to use the club's facilities at no extra charge.
▪ On Tuesday, the police officially filed charges against Jeffers.
▪ Police have dropped the charges due to lack of evidence.
▪ San Francisco police have arrested a 39-year-old man on murder charges.
▪ There's an admission charge for adults, but children get into the museum free.
▪ There's no charge for telephoning the operator.
▪ There doesn't seem to be any charge coming from the outlet.
▪ What are the charges against the accused?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Bradstreet said it expects to post 1995 earnings of $ 3. 80 a share before the pretax charge.
▪ But the bomb casings and high explosive charges in nuclear weapons can not withstand fire and explosive shock.
▪ Guinness Mahon is offering a discount of 1 percent on the normal charge of 6 percent for investments made by May 5.
▪ He will then decide whether to prefer disciplinary charges.
▪ Investors who do their own research and then go directly to the fund manager of the choice must still pay the charge.
▪ Pate pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges in September and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
▪ Short trips in cold weather often do not put back as much charge as was lost starting the car.
▪ The idea that it would somehow reduce the community charge is erroneous.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
account
▪ There is no fee for the card and no interest is charged provided that the account is settled in full every month.
▪ Each card or wand contains an identification number that is read by an electronic sensor, which charges credit-card accounts.
▪ This wasn't charged when the accounts were last audited.
▪ Some companies charge an account maintenance fee as well.
▪ He grinned, wondered if they'd charge MI5 when the account arrived on their desk.
▪ The subscription price - currently £14.70 - will be charged to your account annually until you cancel.
▪ The cost of the payroll will usually be charged to cost accounts each week.
assault
▪ An new investigation led to Ferrier's being charged with assault.
▪ Xavier Hicks, model student, was being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.
▪ The victim was charged with obstruction, and the passenger travelling with him was charged with assault.
▪ The princess was charged with assault and battery and unlawful interference with the operation of an aircraft.
▪ A female can be charged with an indecent assault on another female.
▪ Read in studio A grammar school teacher has been charged with indecency and assault offences against young boys.
▪ Troops were deployed to disperse the protesters, several of whom were charged with assault.
▪ Mosley, Joyce, and the leaders of the meeting at the pavilion were charged with assault and riotous assembly.
bank
▪ Similarly, banks charge higher interest rates to high-risk borrowers than to low-risk borrowers.
▪ I wonder if my bank will let me charge my mortgage.
▪ As banks charge a higher rate of interest on borrowings than they offer on savings, you will be better off.
▪ The overnight unsecured call rate -- what banks charge each other for overnight loans -- traded at 0. 46 percent.
▪ In order to provide the acceptance facility banks charge a small acceptance commission of - 1 ¾ percent perannum.
▪ As one example, the bank would begin charging interest the day a kibbutz incurred an overdraft.
▪ That follows the bank which charged a pensioner £3 for changing a £10 note into coins.
commission
Commission Most booking agents charge a commission of 15 percent which is payable on the gross fees for any live work.
▪ Eight officers face misconduct charges before the Police Commission in connection with the Williams case.
▪ The gallery will, of course, charge a commission for selling work.
▪ Brokerages charge commissions from $ 25 to hundreds of dollars, depending on the size of the transaction.
▪ Most stockbrokers charge a minimum commission which makes small deals very uneconomical.
▪ Often, the main obstacle between them is the prospect of dealing with forbidding galleries charging forbidding commission fees.
▪ In order to provide the acceptance facility banks charge a small acceptance commission of - 1 ¾ percent perannum.
▪ Sharelink, the telephone dealing service, is charging 1 percent commission with a minimum of £12.50 and maximum of £50.
company
▪ The water company then charges you in much the same way as the gas and electricity companies do.
▪ In addition, the management company may charge an annual fee of 0.5-1 percent of net asset value.
▪ Your management company provides management services to your operating companies and charges them for those services.
▪ As if their silent company were charged With peaceful admonitions for the heart Of all-beholding Man, earth's thoughtful lord.
▪ Astonished, she asked how the company could charge so little.
▪ Also, the insurance company will charge around 1 percent a year for administering the arrangement.
▪ Commissioners will thrash out how much phone companies can charge their competitors for using their lines in various ways.
connection
▪ Mohajerani's wife, Jamileh Kadivar, a popular reformist lawmaker, was charged but acquitted in connection with the Berlin conference.
▪ In this case, providers usually charge a flat-rate connection fee and no usage charge.
▪ The inquest laid no blame, and no one has ever been charged in connection with the case.
count
▪ He said that he had been charged with 10 counts of breaking police regulations by talking to reporters about police brutality.
▪ Claudia Schneider is charged with one count of failing to disclose bankruptcy and has also been held in Miami since May.
▪ Mr Atkins was charged on four specimen counts of theft.
▪ Kaczynski has been charged only with one count of possessing explosives in his cabin near the town of Lincoln.
▪ Skase was charged with two counts of corruption in May 1991, and was declared bankrupt on June 13.
▪ Both men were charged on seven fraud counts in connection with the 1991 contract.
▪ He has been charged with four counts of uttering death threats, only one of which is related to his short story.
▪ Yeoman also was charged with one count of perjury and one count of obstructing justice.
crime
▪ He is charged with 20 war crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity.
▪ President Lazaro Cardenas outlawed casinos during his 1934-1940 term in office, charging they promoted crime and vice.
▪ Their goal is not money, but freedom for a client charged with a crime he did not commit.
▪ The 17-year-old has not been charged with the crime.
▪ On the other hand, every person charged with a crime is entitled to testify to his own intentions.
▪ The farmers, in Buner, an area controlled by the government, were charged with the crime of growing opium.
▪ She was not under arrest, nor charged with any crime.
critic
▪ Warshaw says Waxman and other critics have charged that police are targeting black neighborhoods.
customer
▪ At present some of the nonconforming lenders charge interest to customers who have already defaulted on loans.
▪ He charged his customers a flat dollar for a trip down his spiral staircase to the foot of the cataract.
▪ Abbey National charged a Tessa customer £20 to move to a rival provider, but has since dropped the practice.
▪ How much to allow phone monopolies to charge customers who want to switch to competitors but keep their old phone number.
▪ Read in studio A pub landlord in Oxford has been charged with allowing his customers to smoke cannabis on his premises.
▪ Most Internet travel services charge the customer nothing for the transaction.
▪ Accordingly, they hired more telephone representatives to relieve the pressure on employees charged with handling customer complaints and inquiries.
▪ It is the revenue that banks earn simply because they pay less for money than the interest rate they charge their customers.
dollar
▪ Her name is Krystal and she makes Cindy Crawford look like a zero and she only charges fifty dollars an hour.
▪ When he stays out of town, he frequently checks into deluxe hotels that charge hundreds of dollars a night.
▪ The owner charged a dollar, and I got fifty cents.
▪ And he could hardly believe she charged only six dollars.
▪ They was charging people a dollar to see him before West put a stop to it.
▪ They charged five dollars a trick.
fee
▪ Once admitted, the solicitor is required to maintain a practising certificate, for which a substantial annual fee is charged.
▪ Some charge an up front fee and others charge fees when investors redeem shares.
▪ A cancellation fee will be charged whose amount depends on the period before departure date in which you letter is received.
▪ The master plan will determine what kind of fees users will be charged for such amenities.
▪ Remember, there's no arrangement fee, no normal transaction charges to pay, just the £3 usage fee.
▪ Hawaii and Rhode Island go further, mandating that agency fees be charged to teachers.
▪ It is essential that tutors provide a good service commensurate with the fees being charged to students and/or their employers.
▪ The cost to build and the fees to charge have yet to be determined.
interest
▪ If you want to get out of the scheme, you will be charged three month's interest payments as a penalty.
▪ But the financial institutions can charge fees or interest.
▪ The property investment and dealing company has charged all interest and finance charges to revenue in the year ended 31 March 1992.
▪ As one example, the bank would begin charging interest the day a kibbutz incurred an overdraft.
▪ Customers may be forced to borrow from inefficient banks or other financial institutions, probably charging higher interest rates.
▪ At present some of the nonconforming lenders charge interest to customers who have already defaulted on loans.
▪ Credit unions are by law not allowed to charge more than 12.6 percent interest on loans to their members.
▪ Similarly, banks charge higher interest rates to high-risk borrowers than to low-risk borrowers.
man
▪ They were also able to charge some 30 men with various offences.
▪ Police charged two Apopka men and an Apopka teenager Tuesday night with first-degree murder in Arancibia's death.
offences
▪ Those arrested have been charged with public order offences and will appear in court in June.
▪ He has been charged with six offences related to the alleged theft of the fruit.
▪ In 1989 they were charged with indictable offences relating to the escape.
▪ The prosecution decides who to charge and with what offences.
▪ Middlesbrough solicitor Bernard Ridsdale-Tombling is charged with 16 offences of falsifying records and obtaining by deception.
▪ Ron Sykes has been reported to the Crown Prosecution Service who will decide whether to charge him with traffic offences.
▪ Two young men called Murphy were arrested and charged with public order offences.
▪ He says success is judged on the number of people we manage to charge with criminal offences.
percent
▪ Most of them charged 60 percent a year or 5 percent a month.
▪ The changes would have raised basic monthly charges 21 percent and the cost of local calls by an average 19 percent.
▪ The cheapest is National &038; Provincial, which will charge 21.6 percent from the middle of January.
▪ Credit unions are by law not allowed to charge more than 12.6 percent interest on loans to their members.
▪ They were fortunately innocent of the fact that Monet charged them some 60 percent more than he charged his fellow countrymen.
▪ This compares with some loan sharks who can charge in excess of 10,000 percent!
▪ Interest is charged at 0.5 percent p.a.
▪ Wholesale-financed lenders, already charging 14.75 percent, will face pressure to raise their rates close to 16 percent.
person
▪ We charge just £1.00 per person for this fascinating look backstage.
▪ Three months later, in June 1898, federal agents arrested and charged eleven persons in the Baker case.
▪ The prosecutor does not have to charge named persons with assaults on other named persons.
▪ This is to enable the prosecution to find and charge the other person.
police
▪ A 19 year old female student from Bath University was charged by Essex police with unlawful imprisonment and causing actual bodily harm.
▪ Eight officers face misconduct charges before the Police Commission in connection with the Williams case.
▪ Warshaw says Waxman and other critics have charged that police are targeting black neighborhoods.
▪ At the moment, a suspect is arrested by police, questioned by police and charged by police.
▪ If she didn't, she should be charged with wasting police time.
possession
▪ They're all in the nick. charged with possession.
▪ Another passenger, Damon D.. Stewart, 24, also of Hampton, was charged with possession of marijuana.
▪ They charged me with possession of cannabis.
▪ Takatlyan was charged with illegal weapons possession, bribery, entering the country illegally and using false documents.
▪ In May 1994 she was charged with drugs possession after being arrested in a Miami motel.
▪ One was charged with possession of crack cocaine, another with possession of heroin.
▪ And nor will the magistrates ever have to deal with some one charged with being in possession of a full bladder.
▪ Iverson was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of firearms with a controlled substance.
price
▪ Street vendors accused of charging higher than official prices were beaten and dragged through the streets.
▪ Then he charged a ridiculous price.
▪ Phoney psychics could milk their rich clients for years, charging fancy prices for rap sessions with the dear departed.
▪ At the same time, competition increased from rivals charging lower prices, forcing Motorola to cut its own prices.
Pricing at short-run marginal cost, the industry will charge a price P 2.
▪ These taxis charge a fixed price and are regulated by the city government.
▪ The monopolist is normally considered to exploit consumers by charging a high price and thereby destroying some consumer surplus.
▪ Consider a candidate equilibrium in which every firm charges the same price P for its product.
rate
▪ On top of this, they often charge extortionate rates for support through a tolled number.
▪ Homeowners who have borrowed from Coventry for five years or more are charged a lower special rate of 6.99 per cent.
▪ Bankers used to charge a fixed rate of about 20 percent.
▪ Interest will be charged at the rate of 1 percent above the Bank base rate prevailing for the relevant period.
▪ Insurers would have to charge the same rates to everyone, regardless of company si ze or the health of workers.
▪ The Yorkshire Building Society, for example, is charging a fixed rate of just 4.99 per cent for two years.
▪ It typically is charged twice the going rate as the criminal inmates housed in the same facility.
rent
▪ Unless you charge a fortune in rent, it follows that rental yields tend to be lower on more expensive properties.
▪ The Housing Act 1957 vested the management of local authority houses in the Corporation and gave it power to charge reasonable rents.
▪ Said he didn't charge her much rent for her flat.
▪ Halls normally charge a term's rent in advance.
▪ Freedom to charge higher rents will reopen some doors but the court orders still necessary to remove tenants could block real advances.
▪ Tenants will receive the money in a lump sum but will also be charged a low rent while repairs are carried out.
service
▪ Doctors' certificates cost £55 and clergymen will normally charge £25 for a service.
▪ Your management company provides management services to your operating companies and charges them for those services.
▪ There have been suggestions that centres like this should charge for their services.
▪ It charges a service fee for each ticket sold.
▪ London &038; Country Mortgages does not charge fees for this service.
▪ The band claimed Ticketmaster was charging excessive service fees and refused to reduce its fees for Pearl Jam concerts.
▪ They charged for services or raised charges already in place to minimise real service cuts. 3.
▪ In addition, users are charged according to the service they use on international links, which are expensive to support.
tax
▪ Homes worth more than £212,000 will be charged a tax of £792, plus £162 for water and sewerage.
▪ His brother David, whose whereabouts are unknown, also has been charged with tax evasion.
▪ Sewerage will continue to be charged via the council tax or the non-domestic sewerage rate.
▪ For this reason, he recommended that gains should be charged to income tax but not to surtax.
▪ In the United States it even rates as an expense that can be charged against tax.
▪ From 1987, companies' gains were charged to corporation tax as if they were additional income of an accounting period.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cost/pay/charge the earth
▪ A well planned, well made kitchen that doesn't cost the earth.
▪ But ... but it must cost the earth.
▪ He would miss seeing Harry and, besides, a weekend at some hotel would cost the earth.
▪ In Coventry Sir William Lyons produced wonderful engineering and style-but he didn't believe his cars should cost the earth.
▪ It is possible to pay the earth for beauty products.
▪ It would cost the earth, but it had to be safer than Nigel's Aston Martin.
▪ This is a flexible, well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them.
nominal sum/charge/fee etc
▪ A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.
▪ He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.
▪ Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.
▪ It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.
▪ The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.
▪ Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.
▪ Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.
▪ Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.
positively charged
▪ According to the theory, negatively charged electrons within atoms orbit around positively charged nuclei.
▪ Cationic detergents: ionise in solution with the active ion being positively charged.
▪ Hence when a current is applied, the positively charged ions move toward the cathode carrying water molecules with them.
▪ Sodium has a strong tendency to lose an electron and become the positively charged ion Na.
▪ The helium atom without its electrons is known as an alpha particle, and is therefore positively charged.
▪ These positively charged ions are themselves highly hydrated.
▪ These fixed negative charges attract a layer of residual positively charged ions which are free to move within the water.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Did you charge the camcorder's batteries?
▪ Don't charge off, I want a word with you.
▪ I charged the flights on American Express.
▪ Lawyers charge such high fees, but they never seem short of clients.
▪ Leave it to charge overnight.
▪ My piano teacher charges £9 for a half hour class.
▪ Police have charged a 22-year-old man with robbing two Japanese tourists.
▪ Riot police with batons charged at soccer fans twice during last night's international with Spain.
▪ Small shops charge much higher prices for the same products.
▪ The cheapest doctor we could find charged us four hundred francs for a five minute examination.
▪ The doors flew open, and Pascoe charged across the foyer, scattering people in all directions.
▪ The dry cleaners charges $1.25 a shirt.
▪ The man they arrested last night has been charged with murder.
▪ They're going to charge him with dangerous driving.
▪ Twelve people involved in the demonstration have been arrested and charged.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Another passenger, Damon D.. Stewart, 24, also of Hampton, was charged with possession of marijuana.
▪ Claudia Schneider is charged with one count of failing to disclose bankruptcy and has also been held in Miami since May.
▪ H., was charged with murder and kidnapping Tuesday morning.
▪ He risks being charged with an offence that carries up to five years in jail.
▪ I was told of one particular youngster in Stockton-on-Tees who has been arrested and charged no fewer than 17 times this year.
▪ The gallery will, of course, charge a commission for selling work.
▪ The victim was charged with obstruction, and the passenger travelling with him was charged with assault.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Charge

Charge \Charge\ (ch[aum]rj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charged (ch[aum]rjd); 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.

Charge

Charge \Charge\, v. i.

  1. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.

    Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.
    --Glanvill.

    ``Charge for the guns!'' he said.
    --Tennyson.

  2. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.

  3. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.

  4. To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.

Charge

Charge \Charge\, n. [F. charge, fr. charger to load. See Charge, v. t., and cf. Cargo, Caricature.]

  1. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.

  2. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.

    Note: The people of a parish or church are called the charge of the clergyman who is set over them.

  3. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.

    'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand.
    --Shak.

  4. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  5. Harm. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  6. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.

    The king gave cherge concerning Absalom.
    --2. Sam. xviii. 5.

  7. An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.

  8. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.

    The charge of confounding very different classes of phenomena.
    --Whewell.

  9. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.

  10. The price demanded for a thing or service.

  11. An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.

  12. That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time

  13. The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.

    Never, in any other war afore, gave the Romans a hotter charge upon the enemies.
    --Holland.

    The charge of the light brigade.
    --Tennyson.

  14. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.

  15. (Far.) A sort of plaster or ointment.

  16. (Her.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.

  17. [Cf. Charre.] Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.

  18. Weight; import; value. Many suchlike ``as's'' of great charge. --Shak. Back charge. See under Back, a. Bursting charge.

    1. (Mil.) The charge which bursts a shell, etc.

    2. (Mining) A small quantity of fine powder to secure the ignition of a charge of coarse powder in blasting.

      Charge and discharge (Equity Practice), the old mode or form of taking an account before a master in chancery.

      Charge sheet, the paper on which are entered at a police station all arrests and accusations.

      To sound the charge, to give the signal for an attack.

      Syn: Care; custody; trust; management; office; expense; cost; price; assault; attack; onset; injunction; command; order; mandate; instruction; accusation; indictment.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
charge

early 13c., "to load, fill," from Old French chargier "to load, burden, weigh down," from Late Latin carricare "to load a wagon or cart," from Latin carrus "wagon" (see car). Senses of "entrust," "command," "accuse" all emerged in Middle English and were found in Old French. Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning "load a weapon" (1540s). Meaning "impose a burden of expense" is from mid-14c. Meaning "fill with electricity" is from 1748. Related: Charged; charging. Chargé d'affaires was borrowed from French, 1767, literally "(one) charged with affairs."

charge

c.1200, "a load, a weight," from Old French charge "load, burden; imposition," from chargier "to load, to burden" (see charge (v.)). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (as in take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost, burden of expense" (mid-15c.), and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (American English) is from 1951.

Wiktionary
charge

n. 1 The scope of someone's responsibility. 2 Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher. 3 A load or burden; cargo. 4 The amount of money levy for a service. 5 An instruction. 6 (context military English) A ground attack against a prepared enemy. 7 An accusation. 8 An electric charge. 9 (context basketball English) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender. 10 A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge. 11 (context heraldry English) An image displayed on an escutcheon. 12 A forceful forward movement. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To place a burden upon; to assign a duty or responsibility to. 2 # (context law English) To formally accuse of a crime. 3 # (context ambitransitive English) To require payment (for goods, services, etc.) of.

WordNet
charge
  1. n. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" [syn: complaint]

  2. the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

  3. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" [syn: accusation]

  4. request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month" [syn: billing]

  5. a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

  6. the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge" [syn: electric charge]

  7. financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

  8. a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

  9. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, tutelage, guardianship]

  10. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: mission, commission]

  11. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" [syn: commission, direction]

  12. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains" [syn: burster, bursting charge, explosive charge]

  13. the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick]

  14. (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge" [syn: cathexis]

  15. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield [syn: bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing]

charge
  1. v. to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork" [syn: bear down]

  2. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference" [syn: accuse]

  3. demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights" [syn: bill]

  4. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck]

  5. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance" [syn: appoint]

  6. file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" [syn: lodge, file]

  7. make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

  8. fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay" [ant: discharge]

  9. enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

  10. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" [syn: commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send]

  11. give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage" [syn: consign]

  12. pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?" [ant: pay cash]

  13. lie down on command, of hunting dogs

  14. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" [syn: agitate, rouse, turn on, commove, excite, charge up] [ant: calm]

  15. place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

  16. provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully" [syn: load]

  17. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me" [syn: level, point]

  18. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" [syn: saddle, burden]

  19. instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

  20. instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

  21. attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience" [syn: blame]

  22. set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

  23. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

  24. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

  25. saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Wikipedia
Chargé

Chargé is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

Charge (warfare)

A charge is a maneuver in battle in which combatants advance towards their enemy at their best speed in an attempt to engage in close combat. The charge is the dominant shock attack and has been the key tactic and decisive moment of many battles throughout history. Modern charges usually involve small groups against individual positions (such as a bunker) instead of large groups of combatants charging another group or a fortified line.

Charge (chemistry)
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Charge (TV series)

Charge was originally produced as a youth television show aimed at showcasing viewer's user-generated content. It was broadcast on the Media Trust’s Community Channel on Sky channel 539, Virgin TV channel 233 and Freeview channel 87 in the UK.

After the second series it was decided to expand charge into a separate youth strand on the Community Channel and it ran in this form for two series.

Charge (bugle call)

Cavalry Charge is a bugle call which signals to execute a Cavalry charge, or to gallop forward into harm's way with deadly intent. A simple unmistakable call, it was even recognizable by experienced horses.

Charge (Machel Montano album)
This article is about the 1998 album by Machel Montano. For the 2005 album by The Aquabats, see Charge!!

Charge is an album by Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano and his band Xtatik released in 1998.

Charge (David Ford album)

Charge is the fourth solo album by singer-songwriter David Ford, released on March 18, 2013.

Charge (student associations)

Charge is the name of the executive of the German student fraternities. A member of the executive is called Chargierter (plural Chargierten). The oldest, "dueling" (schlagende) fraternities typically have three Chargierten, a senior (speaker), a consenior and a subsenior (usually the association's secretary).

Charge (youth)

During the European Middle Ages, a charge often meant an underage person placed under the supervision of a nobleman. Charges were the responsibility of the nobleman they were charged to, and they were usually expected to be treated as guests or a member of the household. Charges were at times used more or less openly as hostages, ensuring that the parents kept in line.

Today, the word is still used to mean anyone that a person is responsible for, such as a parent or chaperone's children, a supervisor's employees, a teacher's students, or a nurse or doctor's patients.

Charge (heraldry)

In heraldry, a charge is any emblem or device occupying the field of an escutcheon (shield). This may be a geometric design (sometimes called an ordinary) or a symbolic representation of a person, animal, plant, object or other device. In French blazon, the ordinaries are called pièces while other charges are called meubles (i.e. "mobile"; this is a homonym of "furniture" in Modern French).

The term charge can also be used as a verb; for example, if an escutcheon depicts three lions, then it is said to be charged with three lions; similarly, a crest or even a charge itself may be "charged", such as a pair of eagle wings charged with trefoils (e.g. Coat of arms of Brandenburg). It is important to distinguish between the ordinaries and divisions of the field, as these typically follow similar patterns, such as a shield divided "per chevron", as distinct from being charged with a chevron.

While thousands of objects found in nature, mythology or technology have appeared in armory, there are several charges (such as the cross, the eagle and the lion) which have contributed to the distinctive flavour of heraldic design. Only these and a few other notable charges (crowns, stars, keys, etc.) are discussed in this article, but a more exhaustive list will be found at List of heraldic charges.

In addition to being shown in the regular way charges may be "umbrated," and are rather irregularly sometimes stated to be "in silhouette" or are, more ambiguously, confusingly and unhelpfully, blazoned as "stylized" or "simplified."

Charge (physics)

In physics, a charge may refer to one of many different quantities, such as the electric charge in electromagnetism or the color charge in quantum chromodynamics. Charges correspond to the time-invariant generators of a symmetry group, and specifically, to the generators that commute with the Hamiltonian. Charges are often denoted by the letter Q, and so the invariance of the charge corresponds to the vanishing commutator [Q, H] = 0, where H is the Hamiltonian. Thus, charges are associated with conserved quantum numbers; these are the eigenvalues q of the generator Q.

Charge (fanfare)

"Charge" is a short fanfare frequently played at sporting events.

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It was written by Tommy Walker while a junior at the University of Southern California in the fall of 1946. The fanfare consists of six notes followed by rooters shouting, "Charge!" Occasionally, the fanfare is repeated one or more times in the same key or in successively higher keys, or is preceded by a lead-in vamp.

In 1958 the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and in the spring of 1959 the Dodgers put on sale, at $1.50 apiece, 20,000 toy trumpets capable of playing the six notes of the "Charge" fanfare. The fanfare was heard in NBC broadcasts of games 3, 4 and 5 of the 1959 World Series between the Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox.

It also appeared in the original The Flintstones 1960s television cartoon series (episode dates uncertain), followed by "Charge!" or "Charge it!", shouted by characters (typically Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble) on the way to a shopping spree. Scrappy-Doo, a character that appeared in the 1980s incarnations of the Scooby-Doo franchise, also regularly used the fanfare as a lead-in to his catchphrase, "puppy power!"

Bobby Kent, former musical director of the San Diego Chargers, has claimed he invented the "Charge" fanfare in 1978 while working for the Chargers. Kent filed suit against ASCAP for negotiating licenses with MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and NASCAR while failing to secure his consent. The Los Angeles Lakers settled with Kent for $3,000.

Charge (pastoral)

A pastoral charge in the United Methodist Church in the United States and the United Church of Canada consists of one or more congregations under the spiritual leadership of a minister or ministry team. In the United Methodist Church a charge is organized under and subject to the Book of Discipline, with a single governing body called a charge conference, to which a minister is appointed as pastor in charge. Charges are different from churches or congregations as they may encompass more than one church or congregation. This stems from the early days of Methodism in the United States and Canada, when multiple congregations were served by single ministers acting as circuit riders, riding on horseback between the sometimes far-flung congregations in their charge. A similar multi-congregation structure in the British Methodist Church is still referred to as a circuit.

Usage examples of "charge".

De Troyes left four more men in charge of the new post and paddled north on Lake Abitibi and down the Abitibi River into the Moose River.

Only the year before, in 1769, Adams had defended four American sailors charged with killing a British naval officer who had boarded their ship with a press gang to grab them for the British navy.

But before leaving York, Adams had been told by Elbridge Gerry that he was to be appointed a commissioner to France, in place of Silas Deane, who was being recalled to answer charges of questionable conduct.

When Franklin informed him that the Comte de Chaumont was charging nothing, that they were living there at no cost, Adams worried that that, too, was inappropriate, since, as everyone knew, Chaumont was one of the largest contractors furnishing supplies for the American army.

The old charge of vanity, the character flaw that Adams so often chastised himself for, had been made again, and on the floor of Congress, just as he was to assume his most important role.

Many years afterward, reflecting on his friend Adams and the charge that he had been corrupted by his years in Europe, Rush wrote that, in fact, there had been no change at all.

Further, in what he had written to Madison, and in what he had said in his note to the printer, Jefferson had tagged Adams with being both mentally unsound and a monarchist, the two charges most commonly and unjustly made against him for the rest of his life.

In the contest of who was in charge, Adams, it seemed, had been put in his place, outflanked not so much by Washington as by his own cabinet, and ultimately Hamilton, which left Adams feeling bruised and resentful.

Ahenobarbus have the Adriatic closed and Brundisium under blockade, so it will be Patiscus, Parmensis and Turullius in charge of maritime operations around Neapolis.

Guy would still have been in charge, for after all, everything had belonged to him.

Like most agents who become subject to an OPR investigation, Floyd had very little sense of the specific charge in the beginning.

Then agents assigned to OPR conduct a series of interviews to see if the charge or charges have merit.

Even though he would soon face charges for the murder of Haruki Ikegami and the Bojinka plot, not to mention the original Trade Center bombing, Yousef seemed compelled to regale the agents with his accomplishments.

He declined to press charges, and since his name was not yet on the Watch List, which would have alerted Customs and INS agents to his entry, he escaped scrutiny.

As assistant to the Charge Advisor in the government of Mother Aglee, she had appeared before the Planetary Legislature to testify on the negative results of the work of government scientists.