Within the possible sacrifices, there is the financial sacrifice, which is translated by the price to be charged or actually paid by the buyer.

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  • The OP clearly doesn't get the meaning of charge in this context. What's your problem?
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    Jan 2, 2019 at 7:22
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    @Matt - See our Do Not Feed the Bears post on meta. We are aiming for a bit more context, a few more details, and some signs of research. (Notice how, if you hover over the upvote button, it says, "This question shows research effort," with similar wording when you hover over the downvote button.) Quality begets quality, and a lack of quality can lead to the same.
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    Jan 4, 2019 at 16:01
  • Thanks. But there is room for niceness. Saying hello to a new contributor?
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    Jan 4, 2019 at 21:27
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    @Matt - This particular user had their first five questions put on hold. I was just trying to explain how to have a better success rate. Succinctness doesn't always equate to rudeness; oftentimes, people read brusqueness where none was intended, particularly in a forum where there is a 600-character limit and chit-chat is discouraged.
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2 Answers 2


Active: The bank charged me 5% to transfer the money.

Passive: I was charged 5% to transfer the money.

Noun: Bank charges are terribly high.

(to) charge a price, commission, etc


The verb 'To Charge' in English is commonly referred to be synonymous to the verb 'to assault' or 'to advance', however one could argue it has a more common meaning in modern English 'To Demand Money'. However charge does have a large amount of meanings

Charge definition list

It this sentence they are referring to the 'Demand Money' definition. So in the sentence the verbs 'To be charged' means that the the Financial sacrifice which is translated by the price will demand money of the buyer. Now when I say demand it is not a physical or forceful demand but a more legal one that usually doesn't hold the aggression of a more common demand.


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