Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun task

2 senses of task

Sense 1
undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 2
job, task, chore -- (a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "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")
       => duty -- (work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb task

2 senses of task

Sense 1
task -- (assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sense 2
tax, task -- (use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience")
       => strain, extend -- (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")

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