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1    to set or demand (a price)  
he charges too much for his services     
2    tr   to hold financially liable; enter a debit against  
3    tr   to enter or record as an obligation against a person or his account  
4    tr   to accuse or impute a fault to (a person, etc.), as formally in a court of law  
5    tr   to command; place a burden upon or assign responsibility to  
I was charged to take the message to headquarters     
6    to make a rush at or sudden attack upon (a person or thing)  
7    tr   to fill (a receptacle) with the proper or appropriate quantity  
8    often foll by: up   to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc.) to take or store electricity or (of an accumulator) to have electricity fed into it  
9    to fill or suffuse or to be filled or suffused with matter by dispersion, solution, or absorption  
to charge water with carbon dioxide     
10    tr   to fill or suffuse with feeling, emotion, etc.  
the atmosphere was charged with excitement     
11    tr     (Law)   (of a judge) to address (a jury) authoritatively  
12    tr   to load (a firearm)  
13    tr   to aim (a weapon) in position ready for use  
14    tr     (Heraldry)   to paint (a shield, banner, etc.) with a charge  
15    intr   (of hunting dogs) to lie down at command  
16    a price charged for some article or service; cost  
17    a financial liability, such as a tax  
18    a debt or a book entry recording it  
19    an accusation or allegation, such as a formal accusation of a crime in law  
a    an onrush, attack, or assault  
b    the call to such an attack in battle  
21    custody or guardianship  
22    a person or thing committed to someone's care  
a    a cartridge or shell  
b    the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon  
c    an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time  
24    the quantity of anything that a receptacle is intended to hold  
25      (Physics)  
a    the attribute of matter responsible for all electrical phenomena, existing in two forms to which the signs negative and positive are arbitrarily assigned  
b    a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons  
c    a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs  
d    the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor  
e    the total amount of electricity held in an accumulator, usually measured in ampere-hours.,   (Symbol)    q, Q  
26    a load or burden  
27    a duty or responsibility; control  
28    a command, injunction, or order  
29    Slang   a thrill  
30      (Law)   the address made by a judge to the jury at the conclusion of the evidence  
31      (Heraldry)   a design, device, or image depicted on heraldic arms  
a charge of three lions     
32    the solid propellant used in rockets, sometimes including the inhibitor  
33    in charge   in command  
34    in charge of  
a    having responsibility for  
b      (U.S.)   under the care of  
     (C13: from Old French chargier to load, from Late Latin carricare; see carry)  

carrying charge  
      n   the opportunity cost of unproductive assets, such as goods stored in a warehouse  
charge account  
      n      another term for       credit account  
      vb   tr   , -caps, -capping, -capped   (in Britain) to impose on (a local authority) an upper limit on the community charge it may levy  
  charge-capping      n  
charge card  
      n   a card issued by a chain store, shop, or organization, that enables customers to obtain goods and services for which they pay at a later date  
charge carrier  
      n   an electron, hole, or ion that transports the electric charge in an electric current  
charge-coupled device  
      n     (Computing)   an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced capacitors and can be moved from one capacitor to another in a controlled way,   (Abbrev.)    CCD  
chargé d'affaires     (French)  
      n   pl   , chargés d'affaires     (French)  
1    the temporary head of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador or minister  
2    the head of a diplomatic mission of the lowest level  
     (C18: from French: (one) charged with affairs)  
charge density  
      n   the electric charge per unit volume of a medium or body or per unit area of a surface  
charge hand  
      n     (Brit)   a workman whose grade of responsibility is just below that of a foreman  
charge nurse  
      n     (Brit)   a nurse in charge of a ward in a hospital: the male equivalent of sister  
charge of quarters  
      n     (U.S)   a member of the armed forces who handles administration in his unit, esp. after duty hours  
charge sheet  
      n     (Brit)   a document on which a police officer enters details of the charge against a prisoner and the court in which he will appear  
community charge  
      n   (formerly in Britain) a flat-rate charge paid by each adult in a community to their local authority in place of rates,   (Also called)    poll tax  
conservation of charge  
      n   the principle that the total charge of any isolated system is constant and independent of changes that take place within the system  
cover charge  
      n   a sum of money charged in a restaurant for each individual customer in addition to the cost of food and drink  
depth charge   , bomb  
      n   a bomb used to attack submarines that explodes at a pre-set depth of water  
electric charge  
      n      another name for       charge       25  
fixed charge  
1    an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent  
2    a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company  
floating charge  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   an unsecured charge on the assets of an enterprise that allows such assets to be used commercially until the enterprise ceases to operate or the creditor intervenes to demand collateral  
      adj   prenominal   (of a telephone call) made at the recipient's expense,   (U.S. equivalent)    collect  
service charge  
      n   a percentage of a bill, as at a restaurant or hotel, added to the total to pay for service  
specific charge  
      n     (Physics)   the charge-to-mass ratio of an elementary particle  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    accuse, arraign, blame, impeach, incriminate, indict, involve  
2    accusation, allegation, imputation, indictment  
3    assail, assault, attack, rush, stampede, storm  
4    assault, attack, onset, onslaught, rush, sortie, stampede  
5    afflict, burden, commit, entrust, tax  
6    burden, care, concern, custody, duty, office, responsibility, safekeeping, trust, ward  
7    amount, cost, damage     (informal)   expenditure, expense, outlay, payment, price, rate, toll  
8    fill, instil, lade, load, suffuse  
9    bid, command, demand, enjoin, exhort, instruct, order, require  
10    canon, command, demand, dictate, direction, exhortation, injunction, instruction, mandate, order, precept  
,       vb  
1    absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, pardon  
2    absolution, acquittal, clearance, exoneration, pardon, reprieve  
3    back off, retreat, withdraw  
4    retreat, withdrawal  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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physician in charge in a SAMU medical Regulation center of evaluation of , calssification , sorting Medical Emergencies, and deciding of the prehospital best emergency care
called also Medical Regulator and different of English Medical Dispatchers who are not physicians
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
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