|1.||[ verb ] (law) charge with a crime or misdemeanor|
|2.||[ verb ] (law) charge with an offense or misdemeanor|
"The public officials were impeached"
|Related terms:||charge impeachment|
|3.||[ verb ] challenge the honesty or credibility of; as of witnesses|
|4.||[ verb ] (law) bring an accusation against; level a charge against|
|Synonyms:||accuse criminate incriminate|
"He charged the man with spousal abuse"
|Related terms:||charge charge reproach arraign recriminate crime accusation accuser|