1 : the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
2 : an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
3 : (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
1 : to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
2 : give over to another for care or safekeeping
3 : assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
4 : provide (a device) with something necessary
5 : attribute responsibility to
6 : cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution