|1.||[ verb ] (law) bring an accusation against; level a charge against|
|Synonyms:||incriminate criminate impeach|
"He charged the man with spousal abuse"
|Related terms:||charge charge reproach arraign recriminate impeach crime accusation accuser|
|2.||[ verb ] blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against|
: "he charged me director with indifference"
|Related terms:||blame defame indict charge accuser accusation|