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Definition 1: a special assignment that is given to a person or group - [noun denoting act]

Samples where mission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confidential mission to London
  • his charge was deliver a message

Synonyms for mission in the sense of this definition

(mission is a kind of ...) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

"hazardous duty"

(... is a kind of mission ) a fruitless mission

(... is a kind of mission ) an extremely dangerous or difficult mission

(... is a kind of mission ) killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb

Definition 2: an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters - [noun denoting act]

Samples where mission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the planes were on a bombing mission

Synonyms for mission in the sense of this definition

(mission is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of mission ) a mission to capture or defend something

(... is a kind of mission ) a mission to discover something

(... is a kind of mission ) an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them

(... is a kind of mission ) a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance

(mission belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: the organized work of a religious missionary - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for mission in the sense of this definition

(mission is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of mission ) missionary work for Islam

Definition 4: a group of representatives or delegates - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for mission in the sense of this definition

(mission is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of mission ) a mission serving diplomatic ends

(... is a kind of mission ) an ambassador and his entourage collectively

Definition 5: an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for mission in the sense of this definition

(mission is a kind of ...) an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

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