1. To blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; SYN. accuse.
2. To file a formal charge against; SYN. lodge, file.
3. To instruct or command with authority.
4. To make an accusatory claim.
5. To pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt.
6. To set or ask for a certain price.
7. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; SYN. bear down.
8. To demand payment; SYN. bill.
9. To enter a certain amount as a charge.
10. To impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; SYN. saddle, burden.
11. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
12. To place a heraldic bearing on; of weapons, shields, and banners.
13. To load to capacity.
14. To lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
15. To cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on (a conductor, for example).
16. To energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
See electric charge.
1. To announce one's departure from a hotel.
2. To try to learn someone's opinions and intentions; SYN. sound out, feel out.
3. When you check out at a store, you bring the items you want to buy to the cashier and pay for them.