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 for Charging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              A carte that charged was with hay.    --Chaucer.
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              The charging of children's memories with rules.
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     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.
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              Moses . . . charged you to love the Lord your God.
                                                    --Josh. xxii.
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              Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.
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     3. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
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              When land shall be charged by any lien. --Kent.
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     4. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a
        barrel for apples.
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     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.
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     6. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
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              No more accuse thy pen, but charge the crime
              On native sloth and negligence of time. --Dryden.
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     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.
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              If he did that wrong you charge him with.
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     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.
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              Their battering cannon charged to the mouths.
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     9. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an
        architectural member with a molding.
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     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.
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     11. To call to account; to challenge. [Obs.]
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               To charge me to an answer.           --Shak.
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     12. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
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               Charged our main battle's front.     --Shak.
     Syn: To intrust; command; exhort; instruct; accuse; impeach;
          arraign. See Accuse.
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