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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 of assignment chore, duty, job, taskWords Related to assignment 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 of assignment mission, brief, business, charge, detail, job, operation, postWords Related to assignment 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 of assignment lesson, readingWords Related to assignment 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 of assignment appointment, commission, designationWords Related to assignment 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 of assignment blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removalAntonyms of assignment discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing

Synonym Discussion of assignment

task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.
    • charged with a variety of tasks
duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.
    • the duties of a lifeguard
job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance.
    • the job of turning the company around
chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm.
    • every child was assigned chores
stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service.
    • a 2-month stint as a reporter
assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority.
    • a reporter's assignment


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