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brief

adjective

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brief

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of brief (Entry 2 of 3)

2 a specific task with which a person or group is charged
  • the soldiers' brief was to secure the village from enemy attacks

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brief

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of brief (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to give information to
  • the lieutenant briefed his superior officers on the state of the enemy's fortifications

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2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report)
  • his duties include briefing intelligence reports for the president

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The first known use of brief was in the 14th century

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“Brief.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brief. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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