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task

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of task

  1. 1 a piece of work that needs to be done regularly <one of my tasks in the morning is to make lunches for everyone in the family> Synonyms assignment, duty, job, choreRelated Words chare (or char); endeavor, enterprise, project, stint, undertaking; care, charge, commission, responsibility; function, mission, office, operation, post; errand; circuit, round, route

  2. 2 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <the forklift's task is to stack pallets of goods in the warehouse> Synonyms business, capacity, function, job, part, place, position, purpose, role, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use




task

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of task

  1. to give a task, duty, or responsibility to <I have been tasked by the host with bringing the pies for Thanksgiving this year> Synonyms assign, charge, commission, entrust, trustRelated Words confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest




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