Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: charge
Function: noun
Text: 1 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person <charges of burglary and armed robbery that have yet to be proved>
Synonyms complaint, count, indictment, rap
Related Words accusation, allegation; arraignment, impeachment; implication, innuendo, insinuation; censure, condemnation, denunciation; incrimination
2 a specific task with which a person or group is charged <your charge is to keep everyone else organized and busy> -- see MISSION
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> -- see COMMAND 1
4 something one must do because of prior agreement <the first charge of our armed forces is to defend this country against enemy attack> -- see OBLIGATION
5 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <the famously disastrous charge led by General George Pickett at Gettysburg> -- see ATTACK 1
6 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something <the charge for the book will be five dollars> -- see PRICE 1
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> -- see SUPERVISION 1