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charge

verb
 
 
/tʃɑːdʒ/
[I or T] COMMERCE, FINANCE to ask for a particular amount of money for something, especially a service or activity: charge (sb) sth for sth How much will you charge us for shipping and handling? They charged $200 for insurance.charge (sb) for sth We do not charge you for this service.charge a price/fee, etc. He considered that the price they were charging was fair. The bank charges a commission to withdraw money from a foreign ATM.
[T] to pay for something by credit card: I don't have any cash - I'll charge it.
charge sth to sb's account if you charge something to someone's account , the amount they have spent is recorded and they pay for it at a later time: Charge the bill to my account, please.
[T] ACCOUNTING to record something as a cost in a financial account: charge sth to sth The depreciation is charged to the profit and loss account.
[T] LAW to make a formal statement saying that someone is accused of a crime: charge sb with sth The property developer was charged with fraud.
[T] to publicly accuse someone of having done something bad: charge sb with sth The newspaper charged him with misleading the public about the seriousness of the situation.
[T, often passive] to ask someone to do a particular job: be charged with sth The committee has been charged with developing a new funding formula.
(Definition of charge verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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