› [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.