charge (one) with (something)

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charge (one) with (something)

1. To officially accuse one of a crime. They finally caught Capone by charging him with tax evasion.
2. To assign one a particular task. Don't worry, I charged my top aide with that assignment, so we should have an update soon.
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charge someone with something

 
1. to place criminal charges against someone. The police charged Max with robbery.
2. to order someone to do a particular task. The president charged him with organizing the meeting. We charged her with locating new office space.
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charge with

1. Impose a duty or task on, as in He was charged with getting this message to the commissioners. [c. 1300]
2. Accuse of a crime, as in He was charged with creating a disturbance. [Mid-1500s]
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References in classic literature ?
Nothing will induce we to believe that the lady whom you have accused has committed, or is capable of committing, such a fraud as you charge her with.
Because Stewart could not be charged under the PATRIOT Act with providing "expert advice and assistance," prosecutors had to stretch the terms of the AEDPA to charge her with providing material support to a terrorist group.