Difference between Accuse and Charge

What is the difference between Accuse and Charge?

Accuse as a verb is to find fault with, to blame, to censure. while Charge as a verb is to place a burden upon.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To find fault with, to blame, to censure. To charge with having committed a crime or offence.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An accusation - Shakespeare

Example sentence: If you have any kind of sex appeal, people are quick to accuse, abuse, lie, assume, and make up rumors. And that's not just in entertainment - that's in life. Period.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To place a burden upon.To assign a duty to.To formally accuse of a crime.To assign a debit to an account.To pay on account, as by using a credit card.To cause to take on an electric charge.To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.To commit a charging foul.(of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.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.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: responsibility.Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher.A load or burden; cargo.The amount of money levied for a service.An instruction.A ground attack against a prepared enemy.An accusation.An electric charge.An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.An image displayed on an escutcheon.

Example sentence: There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

We hope you now know whether to use Accuse or Charge in your sentence.

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