1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding
(hypernym) defendant, suspect
1. bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse"
(synonym) impeach, incriminate, criminate
(hyponym) reproach, upbraid
(derivation) accusation, accusal
2. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"
(hyponym) blame, fault
(derivation) accusation, charge