Charge and Tell


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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

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


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Tell verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: told us to sit still and wait

Charge is a synonym for tell in instruct topic. Sometimes you can use "Charge" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as over.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

people charge people tell people
someone charge someone tell someone
way charge way tell way
nothing charge nothing tell nothing
Other nouns: anyone, player, times, friends, players.

Both words in one sentence

  • Webcomic / Sandra on the Rocks When Domenico tries to steer Sandra away from Zoé's plans for her "training and development," though, Zoé does step in to defend her charge and tell him off.
  • Evil Is Hammy: No part of Eve's plan needs her to tell a lecture hall full of scientists while possessing Asakura that the time of humans is over and mitochondria are going to be in charge, but she does it anyway.
  • It doesn't help that the guy in charge of Homeland Security is a complete nut who can't tell an Indian from an Arab and assumes that every person of Korean descent is a North Korean agent.
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