Charge and Require


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Charge verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: charged the soldier to keep watch over the prisoner

Require is a synonym for charge in order topic. In some cases you can use "Require" instead a verb "Charge", when it comes to topics like matter, command, ask a price, order something done.
Nearby Words: charged, charging, chargeable, charger
Synonyms for Charge


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Require verb – To have as a requirement.
Charge is a synonym for require in cost topic. Sometimes you can use "Charge" instead a verb "Require", if it concerns topics such as order, matter.
Synonyms for Require

Common collocations

energy charge energy require energy
power charge power require power
people charge people require people
someone charge someone require someone
Other nouns: amount, form, item, money, magic, items, player, points, players, shots.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon This laser can take out most ships with one shot and can even take down the mighty fortress shield with a few shots but takes a long time to charge and require the combined power output of three other ships.
  • Video Game / Drakengard 3 Difficult but Awesome: Chakrams have insane range and crowd-clearing potential, but all of their power is contained within their charge-combos, which require precise button presses to execute.
  • Anime / Onegai My Melody Magic Music — The magical doohickeys of My Melody and Kuromi require music to charge up.
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