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 ?
His words seemed suddenly to become charged with more weight.
The case was plain and could not be denied, so the constable was charged with the right thief, and the mercer told me very civilly he was sorry for the mistake, and hoped I would not take it ill; that they had so many things of this nature put upon them every day, that they could not be blamed for being very sharp in doing themselves justice.
I may keep a prisoner when I am charged with him, but 'tis the law and the magistrate alone that can discharge that prisoner; therefore
A 17-year-old male youth from L8, who cannot be identified, charged with violent disorder ?
Had the timing of her actions been different, Stewart could have been charged with violating a little-noticed provision of the PATRIOT Act that makes it a crime to provide "expert advice or assistance" to a terrorist group.
Smoot was charged with leaving the two boys in her Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle for five hours in near 100-degree heat July 8 outside her Lancaster child care center, A Child's Place.
Typically, furnace over-charging is the greatest problem in furnaces with a short freeboard area, particularly if they are being charged with buckets since the bucket capacity is discharged at one time rather than over a period of time with a vibratory conveyor.
Williams, [12] the Supreme Court held that any attempts on the part of the government to deliberately elicit information from accused [13] individuals regarding the crimes they have been charged with are considered critical stages in the prosecution and must be conducted in compliance with the Sixth Amendment.
As an example, if a balloon that has been charged with a cloth is brought near your sleeve, the added electrons in the balloon will repel the electrons in the sleeve.
Harter, who is free on a written promise to appear in court, is charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor charges of battery on an animal control officer, creating a public nuisance, running an illegal kennel, animal endangerment, keeping animals in unsanitary conditions and failing to isolate sick animals.
A sergeant allegedly linked to several of the most heinous abuses committed by the LAPD Rampart Division and two other cops were charged with criminal misconduct Monday, the first prosecutions arising from the city's unfolding police corruption scandal.
An Oxnard couple has been charged with murder in the death of the pair's 2-year-old daughter in June and a string of felony offenses alleging violent child abuse two years ago.