Learn how to say Charge correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word charge:
1demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied:
wedding planners may charge an hourly fee of up to £150
[with two objects]:
he charged me five dollars for the wine
(charge something to) record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account):
they charge the calls to their credit-card accounts
2formally accuse (someone) of something, especially an offence under law:
they were charged with assault
[with clause] make an accusation or assertion that:
opponents charged that below-cost pricing would reduce safety
Law formally accuse someone of (an offence):
they filed a lawsuit charging fraud and breach of contract
3entrust (someone) with a task as a duty or responsibility:
the committee was charged with reshaping the educational system
4store electrical energy in (a battery or battery-operated device):
the shaver can be charged up and used while travelling
[no object] (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.
fill or pervade with a quality or emotion:
the air was charged with menace
5 [no object] rush forward in attack:
the plan is to charge headlong at the enemy
[with object] rush aggressively towards (someone or something) in attack:
I don’t advise anyone to charge that barricade
[with adverbial of direction] move quickly and forcefully:
Henry charged up the staircase
6 Heraldry place a heraldic bearing on:
a pennant argent, charged with a cross gules
1a price asked for goods or services:
our standard charge for a letter is £25
a financial liability or commitment:
an asset of some £102.7 m should have been taken as a charge on earnings
2an accusation, typically one formally made against a prisoner brought to trial:
he appeared in court on a charge of attempted murder
3 [mass noun] responsibility for the care or control of someone or something:
the people in her charge are pupils and not experimental subjects
[count noun] a person or thing entrusted to the care of someone:
the babysitter watched over her charges
[count noun] dated a responsibility or duty assigned to someone:
I have therefore laid down the charge which was placed upon me
[count noun] 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
4the 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.
[mass noun] energy stored chemically for conversion into electricity.
an act or period of storing electrical energy in a battery.
[in singular] informal a thrill:
I get a real charge out of working hard
5a 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
6a headlong rush forward, typically in attack:
a cavalry charge
7 Heraldry a device or bearing placed on a shield or crest.