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Charge vs. Fee: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Charge is a demand for payment for services or privileges, while a fee is a payment made for professional advice or services.
Charge vs. Fee

Key Differences

A charge often refers to the price asked for goods, services, or admission, reflecting a broader usage, while a fee typically implies a payment for a specific service, often professional or official in nature. Charges are commonly associated with everyday transactions, whereas fees are more specific and specialized.
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Charges can be mandatory or optional, often seen in various industries like hospitality or transportation, whereas fees are usually fixed and associated with specialized services, like legal or educational services. Charges can vary based on different factors, while fees are typically standard for specific services.
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The term 'charge' can also imply a financial responsibility or liability imposed on someone, whereas a fee is a set amount charged for a particular service or privilege. Charges can fluctuate based on usage or consumption, while fees are often predetermined and fixed.
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In legal or financial contexts, charges can imply penalties or dues levied by authorities, contrasting with fees, which are more about compensation for expert services. Charges are versatile in application, covering a wide range of scenarios, whereas fees are more narrowly defined.
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Finally, charges can encompass a broader range of financial demands, including costs, penalties, or tariffs, while fees specifically refer to payments made in exchange for advice, service, or expertise. This distinction highlights the more exclusive and professional connotation of fees compared to the more general and varied application of charges.
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Definition

Payment demand for services/goods
Payment for professional services
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Application

Broad (goods, services, penalties)
Specific (legal, consulting services)
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Variability

Can vary (usage-based)
Generally fixed
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Connotation

General financial demand
Professional or official payment
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Context

Wider range (commercial, legal)
Specialized services (legal, educational)
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Charge and Fee Definitions

Charge

A command or responsibility given to someone.
He was given the charge of the new project team.
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Fee

Payment for professional services.
The lawyer's fee for the case was quite high.
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Charge

To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on
Charged him with the task of watching the young swimmers.
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Fee

A fixed sum for a privilege or license.
There’s an annual fee for renewing the software license.
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Charge

To instruct or urge authoritatively; command
Charged her not to reveal the source of information.
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Fee

A charge for a specific service in education or healthcare.
The university's tuition fee includes access to all facilities.
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(Law) To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
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A payment made to agents or brokers for services.
The real estate agent took a fee for facilitating the property sale.
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Charge

To set or ask (a given amount) as a price
Charges ten dollars for a haircut.
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Fee

A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege
A license fee.
Tuition fees.
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Charge

To hold financially liable; demand payment from
Charged her for the balance due.
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A charge for professional services
A surgeon's fee.
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Charge

To purchase on credit
Paid cash for the stockings but charged the new coat.
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Fee

A tip; a gratuity.
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Charge

To load to capacity; fill
Charge a furnace with coal.
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Fee

(Law) See fee simple.
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Charge

To load (a gun or other firearm) with a quantity of explosive
Charged the musket with powder.
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Fee

In feudal law, an estate in land granted by a lord to his vassal on condition of homage and service. Also called feud2, fief.
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Charge

To pervade or fill, as with a feeling or quality
The atmosphere was charged with tension.
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Fee

The land so held.
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Charge

To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame
The prosecutors charged him with car theft. Critics charged the writer with a lack of originality.
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Fee

To give a tip to.
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Charge

To put the blame for; attribute or impute
Charged the accident to the driver's inexperience.
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Fee

(Scots) To hire.
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Charge

To rush against in an attack
The troops charged the enemy line.
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Fee

(feudal law) A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.
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Charge

(Basketball) To bump or run into (a defender) illegally while in possession of the ball or having just made a pass or shot.
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Fee

(legal) An inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services.
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Charge

(Sports) To bump (an opponent) so as to knock off balance or gain control of the ball, as in soccer.
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Fee

(legal) An estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs (fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail).
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Charge

(Sports) To body-check (an opponent) illegally, from behind or after taking more than two strides, especially in ice hockey.
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Fee

(obsolete) Property; owndom; estate.
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Charge

To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
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Fee

(obsolete) Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument.
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Charge

To energize (a storage battery) by passing current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
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Fee

(obsolete) A prize or reward. Only used in the set phrase "A finder's fee" in Modern English.
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Charge

To excite; rouse
A speaker who knows how to charge up a crowd.
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Fee

An additional monetary payment charged for a service or good that is minor compared to the underlying cost.
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Charge

To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
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Fee

To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
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Charge

(Heraldry) To place a charge on (an escutcheon).
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Fee

Property; possession; tenure.
Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee.
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Charge

To rush forward in an attack
The dog charged at the intruder.
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Fee

Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc.
To plead for love deserves more fee than hate.
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Charge

To rush forward; run
Children charging around the house.
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Fee

A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.
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Charge

To demand or ask payment
Did not charge for the second cup of coffee.
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Fee

An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
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Charge

To make a purchase or purchases on credit.
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Fee

An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
Buy the fee simple of my life for an hour and a quarter.
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Charge

(Accounting) To consider or record as a loss. Often used with off.
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Fee

To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
The patient . . . fees the doctor.
There's not a one of them but in his houseI keep a servant feed.
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Charge

To become energized
The battery is still charging.
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Fee

A fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
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Charge

Expense; cost
Added to the bill a charge for replacing the thermostat.
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Fee

An interest in land capable of being inherited
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Charge

The price asked for something
What's the charge for a new tire?.
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Fee

Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation;
Remember to tip the waiter
Fee the steward
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Charge

A debt or an entry in an account recording a debt
Are you paying cash or is this a charge?.
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Fee

A charge for admission or membership.
The museum charges an entry fee.
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Charge

A financial burden, such as a tax or lien.
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Charge

A weight or burden; a load
A freighter relieved of its charge of cargo.
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Charge

The quantity that a container or apparatus can hold.
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Charge

A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
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An assigned duty or task; a responsibility
The commission's charge was to determine the facts.
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Charge

Care; custody
A child put in my charge.
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Charge

Supervision; management
The scientist who had overall charge of the research project.
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Charge

One that is entrusted to another's care or management
The baby sitter's three young charges.
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Charge

An order, command, or injunction.
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Charge

Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
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Charge

A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation
A charge of murder.
Pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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Charge

A rushing, forceful attack
Repelled the charge of enemy troops.
The charge of a herd of elephants.
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Charge

The command to attack
The bugler sounded the charge.
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Charge

The intrinsic property of matter responsible for all electric phenomena, in particular for the electromagnetic force, occurring in two forms arbitrarily designated negative and positive.
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Charge

The net measure of this property possessed by a body or contained in a bounded region of space, measured in coulombs, ampere-hours, or units of elementary charge. Also called electric charge.
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Charge

See magnetic charge.
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Charge

See color charge.
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Charge

(Informal) A feeling of pleasant excitement; a thrill
Got a real charge out of the movie.
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Charge

(Heraldry) A figure or device represented on the field of an escutcheon.
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The amount of money levied for a service.
There will be a charge of five dollars.
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Charge

(military) A ground attack against a prepared enemy.
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Charge

A forceful forward movement.
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Charge

An accusation.
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Charge

An official description (by the police or a court) of a crime that somebody may be guilty of.
Two charges of manslaughter
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An accusation by a person or organization.
That's a slanderous charge of abuse of trust.
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Charge

An electric charge.
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Charge

The scope of someone's responsibility.
The child was in the nanny's charge.
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Charge

Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher.
The child was a charge of the nanny.
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Charge

A load or burden; cargo.
The ship had a charge of colonists and their belongings.
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Charge

An instruction.
I gave him the charge to get the deal closed by the end of the month.
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(basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
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(firearms) A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a cartridge.
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(by extension) A measured amount of explosive.
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Charge

(heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon.
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(weaponry) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack.
To bring a weapon to the charge
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Charge

(farriery) A sort of plaster or ointment.
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Charge

(obsolete) Weight; import; value.
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A measure of thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; a charre.
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(ecclesiastical) An address given at a church service concluding a visitation.
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Charge

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Charge

To assign a duty or responsibility to.
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Charge

(transitive) To assign (a debit) to an account.
Let's charge this to marketing.
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(transitive) To pay on account, as by using a credit card.
Can I charge my purchase to my credit card?
Can I charge this purchase?
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(ambitransitive) To require payment (of) (a price or fee, for goods, services, etc.).
To charge high for goods
I won't charge you for the wheat.
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Charge

(dated) To sell at a given price.
To charge coal at $5 per unit
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Charge

(law) To formally accuse (a person) of a crime.
I'm charging you with assault and battery.
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Charge

To impute or ascribe.
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To call to account; to challenge.
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(transitive) To place a burden, load or responsibility on or in.
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To ornament with or cause to bear.
To charge an architectural member with a moulding
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(heraldry) To assume as a bearing.
He charges three roses.
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(heraldry) To add to or represent on.
He charges his shield with three roses or.
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(transitive) To load equipment with material required for its use, as a firearm with powder, a fire hose with water, a chemical reactor with raw materials.
Charge your weapons; we're moving up.
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(transitive) To cause to take on an electric charge.
Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
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(transitive) To replenish energy to (a battery, or a device containing a battery) by use of an electrical device plugged into a power outlet.
He charged the battery overnight.
Don't forget to charge the drill.
I charge my phone every night.
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To replenish energy.
The battery is still charging: I can't use it yet.
His cell phone charges very quickly, whereas mine takes forever.
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Charge

(intransitive) To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback.
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To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
The impetuous corps charged the enemy lines.
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(basketball) To commit a charging foul.
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Charge

To take a few steps down the pitch towards the bowler as they deliver the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
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Charge

To lie on the belly and be still. A command given by a hunter to a dog
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Charge

To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
A carte that charged was with hay.
The charging of children's memories with rules.
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To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
Moses . . . charged you to love the Lord your God.
Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.
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To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
When land shall be charged by any lien.
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To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
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To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
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To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
No more accuse thy pen, but charge the crimeOn native sloth and negligence of time.
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To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of.
If he did that wrong you charge him with.
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To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc.
Their battering cannon charged to the mouths.
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To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
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To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or.
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To call to account; to challenge.
To charge me to an answer.
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Charge

To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
Charged our main battle's front.
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Charge

To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.
"Charge for the guns!" he said.
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Charge

To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
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To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
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To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
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A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
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A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
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Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand.
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Charge

Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
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Harm.
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Charge

An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
The king gave cherge concerning Absalom.
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An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
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An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
The charge of confounding very different classes of phenomena.
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Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural.
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The price demanded for a thing or service.
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An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
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That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
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The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.
Never, in any other war afore, gave the Romans a hotter charge upon the enemies.
The charge of the light brigade.
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A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
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Charge

A sort of plaster or ointment.
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Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre.
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Weight; import; value.
Many suchlike "as's" of great charge.
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Charge

(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense;
He was arrested on a charge of larceny
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The price charged for some article or service;
The admission charge
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An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence;
The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
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Request for payment of a debt;
They submitted their charges at the end of each month
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A impetuous rush toward someone or something;
The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
The battle began with a cavalry charge
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Charge

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
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Charge

Financial liabilities (such as a tax);
The charges against the estate
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Charge

A person committed to your care;
The teacher led her charges across the street
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Charge

Attention and management implying responsibility for safety;
He is in the care of a bodyguard
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A special assignment that is given to a person or group;
A confidential mission to London
His charge was deliver a message
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Charge

A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something;
The judge's charge to the jury
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Charge

A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time;
This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
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Charge

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
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(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object;
Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
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Charge

Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
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To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle;
He saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork
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Charge

Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against;
He charged me director with indifference
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Charge

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

Move quickly and violently;
The car tore down the street
He came charging into my office
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Charge

Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to;
He was appointed deputy manager
She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
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Charge

File a formal charge against;
The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
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Charge

Make an accusatory claim;
The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
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Charge

Fill or load to capacity;
Charge the wagon with hay
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Enter a certain amount as a charge;
He charged me $15
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Charge

Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution;
After the second episode, she had to be committed
He was committed to prison
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Give over to another for care or safekeeping;
Consign your baggage
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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?
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Charge

Lie down on command, of hunting dogs
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Charge

Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused;
The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
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Place a heraldic bearing on;
Charge all weapons, shields, and banners
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Charge

Provide with munition;
He loaded his gun carefully
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Direct into a position for use;
Point a gun
He charged his weapon at me
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Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to;
He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
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Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
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Instruct or command with authority;
The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
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Charge

Attribute responsibility to;
We blamed the accident on her
The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
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Charge

Set or ask for a certain price;
How much do you charge for lunch?
This fellow charges $100 for a massage
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Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on;
Charge a conductor
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Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge;
I need to charge my car battery
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Charge

Saturate;
The room was charged with tension and anxiety
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An amount demanded for a service or goods.
The restaurant added a service charge to our bill.
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A financial liability or responsibility.
The company faced a hefty charge for environmental cleanup.
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A formal accusation in legal context.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft.
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Charge

An explosive amount in a weapon or for demolition.
The demolition team set a charge to bring down the old building.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What is a fee?

A payment made for professional or specialized services.
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Is a charge always monetary?

Primarily, but it can also refer to responsibilities or legal accusations.
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Are fees fixed?

Generally, fees are fixed amounts for specific services.
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What is an example of a charge?

A hotel room rate per night is a type of charge.
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What is an example of a fee?

A consultation fee charged by a lawyer.
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Who imposes charges?

Businesses, service providers, or legal authorities.
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What is a charge?

A demand for payment for services or goods.
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Can a fee be negotiated?

In some cases, fees can be negotiated, especially in professional services.
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Is a fee mandatory?

For the specified service, a fee is usually mandatory.
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Can charges vary?

Yes, charges can fluctuate based on usage or other factors.
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Are charges applicable in legal contexts?

Yes, including financial penalties or formal accusations.
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Do fees apply to educational services?

Yes, such as tuition fees for university courses.
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Do charges apply to products?

Yes, charges can apply to both products and services.
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Can fees be waived?

Rarely, as they are often for specific, non-negotiable services.
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Can a charge be optional?

Some charges, like gratuities, are optional.
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Who sets fees?

Professionals, institutions, or regulatory bodies.
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Are fees limited to services?

Mostly, fees are for services, especially specialized ones.
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Is a fee always a one-time payment?

Fees can be one-time or periodic, like annual membership fees.
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Is a charge a one-time payment?

It can be either one-time or recurring.
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Can charges be waived?

Sometimes, depending on the provider’s policy.
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