1. To bring an accusation against; level a charge against; SYN. impeach, incriminate, criminate.
2. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
4. To take proceedings to have (a case) reheard in a higher court
To assign or allot.
ETYM From Old Fren. aramier, from Late Lat. adhramire.
1. To accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy.
2. To call before a court to answer an indictment.
3. Call to account; bring before judicial court.
To reveal; to betray; to divulge.
1. To attribute responsibility to; SYN. charge.
2. To harass with constant criticism; SYN. find fault a pick.
3. To put or pin the blame on; SYN. fault.
1. To engage for a performance.
2. To record a charge in a police register.
3. To register in a hotel booker.
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.
To charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; SYN. slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch.
1. To announce the termination of, as of treaties.
2. To give away information about somebody; SYN. tell on, betray, give away, rat, snitch.
3. To speak out against.
1. To determine the existence of.
2. To discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; SYN. observe, find, discover, notice.
To sue or prosecute at law.
To attribute to a source or cause; SYN. ascribe, assign, attribute.
To suggest that someone is guilty; SYN. imply, inculpate.
(Homonym: sou, Sioux).
To institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; SYN. litigate, process.