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assignment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of assignment

  1. 1 a piece of work that needs to be done regularly <his first newspaper assignment was writing obituaries> Synonyms chore, duty, job, taskRelated Words chare (or char); endeavor, enterprise, project, stint, undertaking; care, charge, commission, responsibility; function, mission, office, operation, post; errand; circuit, round, route

  2. 2 a specific task with which a person or group is charged <the spy team's assignment was to steal the plans for the nuclear reactor> Synonyms mission, brief, business, charge, detail, job, operation, postRelated Words burden, chore, duty, need, obligation, office, requirement, responsibility; errand, labor, work; commitment, pledge, promise; appointment, commission, designation, nomination; compulsion, constraint, restraint

  3. 3 something assigned to be read or studied <have you read the assignment for tomorrow?> Synonyms lesson, readingRelated Words homework, schoolwork; lecture; drill, exercise, practice (also practise); étude, study

  4. 4 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty <her assignment to the board of directors was a point of considerable pride for her> Synonyms appointment, commission, designationRelated Words billet, gig, job, office, place, position, situation, spot, station; authorization, delegation, deputation, emplacement, placement, ranking; anointing, anointment, induction, installation, installment (also instalment), instating, investiture, investment, ordination; choice, choosing, destination, election, nomination, picking, selection, singling (out)Near Antonyms blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removalAntonyms discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing





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