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Definition 1: a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee - [noun denoting act]

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

  • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
  • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
  • the endless task of classifying the samples
  • the farmer's morning chores

Synonyms for task in the sense of this definition

(task is a kind of ...) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

"the duties of the job"

(... is a kind of task ) a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing

"Vietnam was a ball-breaker"

(... is a kind of task ) an individual's prescribed share of work

"her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"

(... is a kind of task ) trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores

"the hospital hired him to do scut work"

Definition 2: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he prepared for great undertakings

Synonyms for task in the sense of this definition

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

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of task ) any undertaking that is easy to do

"marketing this product will be no picnic"

(... is a kind of task ) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

(... is a kind of task ) a formidable task or requirement

"finishing in time was a tall order but we did it"

(... is a kind of task ) a task to be dealt with

"securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"

(... is a kind of task ) anything that requires little thought

(... is a kind of task ) any long and arduous undertaking

(... is a kind of task ) productive work performed voluntarily without material reward or compensation

(... is a kind of task ) a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

"he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

(... is a kind of task ) a project of personal concern to someone

"this project is his baby"

(... is a kind of task ) an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)

(... is a kind of task ) a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

(... is an instance of task) code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II

Definition 3: use to the limit - [verb of consumption]

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

  • you are taxing my patience

Synonyms for task in the sense of this definition

(task is a kind of ...) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

"He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro" "Don't strain your mind too much"

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

  • I tasked him with looking after the children

(task is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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