charge
noun
  1. money which must be paid, or the price of a service

    Examples
    • to make no charge for delivery

    • to make a small charge for rental

    • There is no charge for this service or No charge is made for this service.

  2. a guarantee of security for a loan, for which assets are pledged

  3. a sum deducted from revenue in the profit and loss account

verb
  1. to ask someone to pay for services later

  2. to ask for money to be paid

    Examples
    • to charge $5 for delivery

    • How much does he charge?

    Usage
    he charges £16 an hour
    he asks to be paid £16 for an hour's work
  3. to take something as guarantee for a loan

  4. to record an expense or other deduction from revenue in the profit and loss account

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