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English definition of “charge”

charge

verb (ORDER)    /tʃɑːdʒ/ US  /tʃɑːrdʒ/
[T often passive] formal to order someone to do something: He was charged with taking care of the premises.Giving orders and commands [T] US specialized law When a judge charges a jury, he or she explains the details of the law to them.Judges and juries
(Definition of charge verb (ORDER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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