What are some opposite words for charge?

Antonyms for charge
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. charge

    Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.

    Antonyms:
    acquit, condone, discharge, excuse, exonerate, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Synonyms:
    accuse, arraign, censure, cite, impeach, indict, prosecute, summon

    Preposition:
    Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. charge

    Antonyms:
    clear, free, discharge, acquit, liberate

    Synonyms:
    direct, enjoin, advise, admonish, arraign, inculpate, entrust, commit, load, accuse, impeach, attack, assault, impute, carry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chargenoun

    an impetuous rush toward someone or something

    "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  2. charge, complaintnoun

    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    direction, ailment, bearing, mission, bang, ill, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  3. chargenoun

    the price charged for some article or service

    "the admission charge"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  4. charge, electric chargenoun

    the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

    "the battery needed a fresh charge"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  5. care, charge, tutelage, guardianshipnoun

    attention and management implying responsibility for safety

    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    fear, keeping, accusation, commission, electric charge, explosive charge, tutorship, burster, caution, care, concern, complaint, kick, tending, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, maintenance, aid, tutelage, forethought, boot, bursting charge, armorial bearing, guardianship, direction, safekeeping, bearing, flush, attention, thrill, rush, precaution, bang, tuition, mission, upkeep

  6. mission, charge, commissionnoun

    a special assignment that is given to a person or group

    "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    military commission, missionary post, accusation, commission, electric charge, delegacy, committal, explosive charge, missionary station, deputation, care, complaint, kick, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, tutelage, boot, commissioning, bursting charge, armorial bearing, delegation, guardianship, direction, bearing, missionary work, foreign mission, committee, flush, military mission, thrill, rush, burster, bang, mission, perpetration

  7. chargenoun

    a person committed to your care

    "the teacher led her charges across the street"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  8. chargenoun

    financial liabilities (such as a tax)

    "the charges against the estate"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  9. cathexis, chargenoun

    (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

    "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  10. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    iron boot, peak, recoil, strike, haste, accusation, thrill, shudder, blossom, commission, electric charge, prime, squawk, belt, explosive charge, blush, fringe, smash, care, hit, knock, bam, complaint, kick, bloom, gripe, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, clap, the boot, tutelage, hot flash, eruption, boot, efflorescence, outpouring, bursting charge, smasher, armorial bearing, guardianship, direction, rosiness, kicking, quiver, chill, upsurge, heyday, rushing, frisson, bearing, spate, hurry, tingle, flower, flush, bitch, bang, bash, blast, rush, shiver, burster, iron heel, mission, gush, surge, beef

  11. charge, billingnoun

    request for payment of a debt

    "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  12. commission, charge, directionnoun

    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

    "the judge's charge to the jury"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    military commission, focus, focal point, accusation, commission, electric charge, management, delegacy, committal, counseling, explosive charge, counselling, deputation, care, steering, complaint, kick, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, way, tutelage, centering, boot, commissioning, bursting charge, armorial bearing, delegation, guardianship, direction, focussing, focusing, bearing, guidance, committee, flush, instruction, thrill, rush, burster, bang, mission, counsel, perpetration

  13. accusation, chargenoun

    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, rush, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, accusal

  14. charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearingnoun

    heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, aim, bearing, comportment, mission, bang, posture, heraldic bearing, presence, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, carriage, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, heading, cathexis, explosive charge, mien, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  15. charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive chargeverb

    a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

    "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    direction, bearing, mission, bang, heraldic bearing, commission, complaint, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

  16. charge, bear downverb

    to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

    "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, weigh down, rouse, overbear, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, press down on, bear down on, blame, load, bear down, commit, drag down, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  17. charge, accuseverb

    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

    "he charged the director with indifference"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, incriminate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, criminate, commit, impeach, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  18. charge, billverb

    demand payment

    "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, placard, send

  19. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buckverb

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    hitch, land, jerk, shoot, flash, scoot, bear down, scud, sprout, hit, consign, excite, commove, commit, blame, film, snap, down, appoint, take, point, pullulate, agitate, load, bill, deplumate, bourgeon, defeat, rouse, buck, saddle, pull, fool away, fritter, kill, lodge, dissipate, dart, frivol away, file, bust, burgeon forth, accuse, level, institutionalize, turn on, pluck, fritter away, inject, vote down, deplume, germinate, shoot down, institutionalise, fool, burden, photograph, charge up, blast, dash, send, go against, spud, rupture, pip, vote out, displume, tear

  20. appoint, chargeverb

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, name, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, nominate, excite, lodge, send, constitute

  21. charge, lodge, fileverb

    file a formal charge against

    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, file away, excite, stick, bear down, consign, blame, register, commove, commit, burden, agitate, appoint, load, point, level, rouse, file, saddle, shoot down, accuse, institutionalise, lodge, bill, deposit, institutionalize, turn on, buck, charge up, shoot, tear, wedge, send

  22. chargeverb

    make an accusatory claim

    "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  23. chargeverb

    fill or load to capacity

    "charge the wagon with hay"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  24. chargeverb

    enter a certain amount as a charge

    "he charged me $15"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  25. commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, chargeverb

    cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    ship, beam, dedicate, get off, place, put, mail, consign, excite, perpetrate, intrust, send off, commit, blame, station, agitate, appoint, post, bear down, load, point, consecrate, rouse, shoot down, buck, commove, pull, accuse, institutionalise, lodge, give, transport, bill, shoot, devote, direct, level, file, turn on, practice, broadcast, charge up, send out, invest, confide, air, institutionalize, send, entrust, trust, saddle, tear, burden, transmit

  26. consign, chargeverb

    give over to another for care or safekeeping

    "consign your baggage"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  27. chargeverb

    pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt

    "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  28. chargeverb

    lie down on command, of hunting dogs

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  29. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upverb

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    fight, trip out, crusade, excite, institutionalize, disturb, trip, level, shake up, shake, depend upon, get off, commove, commit, rout out, press, agitate, blame, appoint, wake up, stir, wake, load, shift, energise, point, stimulate, consign, hinge on, arouse, drive out, sex, buck, saddle, vex, accuse, institutionalise, tear, lodge, ride, depend on, bill, file, devolve on, budge, hinge upon, energize, bestir, waken, turn on, bear down, wind up, shoot down, charge up, rouse, awaken, burden, shoot, force out, push, foment, campaign, send, stir up, raise up, switch on

  30. chargeverb

    place a heraldic bearing on

    "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  31. load, chargeverb

    provide (a device) with something necessary

    "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    excite, bear down, consign, blame, commove, commit, burden, agitate, lade, appoint, debase, laden, load, point, turn on, rouse, file, saddle, shoot down, accuse, institutionalise, lodge, bill, dilute, level, stretch, institutionalize, adulterate, buck, charge up, shoot, tear, send, load up

  32. charge, level, pointverb

    direct into a position for use

    "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    channelize, excite, taper, bear down, place, tear down, raze, blame, show, commove, commit, burden, bespeak, agitate, betoken, appoint, even out, dismantle, level off, load, point, level, indicate, rouse, sharpen, channelise, file, pull down, shoot down, accuse, head, institutionalise, orient, lodge, manoeuver, bill, designate, manoeuvre, consign, direct, take down, institutionalize, turn on, luff, aim, buck, charge up, repoint, even, shoot, flush, target, tear, send, signal, maneuver, saddle, guide, rase, steer

  33. charge, saddle, burdenverb

    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, burthen, blame, load, bear down, commit, weight, charge up, excite, lodge, weight down, send

  34. chargeverb

    instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  35. chargeverb

    instruct or command with authority

    "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  36. blame, chargeverb

    attribute responsibility to

    "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, fault, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, pick, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, institutionalise, file, bill, find fault, tear, level, burden, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  37. chargeverb

    set or ask for a certain price

    "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

    Antonyms:
    discharge, pay cash

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  38. chargeverb

    cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

    "charge a conductor"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  39. chargeverb

    energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

    "I need to charge my car battery"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

  40. chargeverb

    saturate

    "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

    Antonyms:
    pay cash, discharge

    Synonyms:
    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, commit, charge up, excite, lodge, send

Editors Contribution

  1. purge

    to refill

    i charged the water line after i purged it

    Submitted by rinat on September 23, 2019  

How to use charge in a sentence?

  1. Host Tucker Carlson:

    If there’s one lesson in American politics it’s that people in charge lie on both sides, and holding them to account and demanding straightforward answers is not only a good thing for a Democracy but it’s also exhilarating and fun.

  2. Beth Gamel:

    The interest rates you could charge someone are so low that you can test the waters on whether they would pay you back by talking about a repayment plan.

  3. Joe Gamaldi:

    When Denholm spoke with the officer, he asked about the victims immigration status, suspecting that if he was undocumented, he wouldnt come to court to testify, according to media reports. The district attorney, out of nowhere, says, Well, is the complainant illegal ? joe Gamaldi goes, Because if hes illegal, Im not taking the charge.

  4. Frank Montoya:

    It doesn't mean a subject is innocent. It means investigators didn't find enough evidence to charge a crime.

  5. Eric Sanders:

    It’s an excellent charge. It’s going to stick in court, you cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.

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