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 ?
Jellyby charged us with many remembrances to her good friend Mr.
Flying early warning missions positioned us on the cutting edge of the task force and charged us with its safety.
The Postal Service charged us with determining whether this device would work for their mail operation and we delivered," said Kevin Norris, CIBER's Project Manager.
The Governor and General Assembly charged us with the responsibility for finding innovative ways to improve health care services for underserved Georgians," says Toal.