Task definition

tăsk
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A difficult or tedious undertaking.

Finding qualified people to fill these specialized roles was a real task.

noun
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A piece of work assigned or done as part of one's duties.
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A function to be performed; an objective.

It is our task to renew consumer confidence.

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An undertaking involving labor or difficulty.
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To assign a task to; require or demand a piece of work of.
verb
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To assign a task to or impose a task on.

The agency was tasked with creating an advertising campaign.

verb
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To put a burden on; strain; overtax.
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(archaic) To subject to strain or hardship.
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An independently running program. See multitasking.
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A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person.
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To task is to drain someone's resources or to assign someone to do a particular job.

An example of task is when a child took all his parent's energy.

An example of task is when you assign Joe the job of taking out the garbage.

verb
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Task is something that has to be done.

An example of a task is going to the supermarket or mailing a letter.

noun
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A piece of work done as part of one's duties.
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Any piece of work.
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(computing) A process or execution of a program.
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To assign a task to, or impose a task on.

On my first day in the office, I was tasked with sorting a pile of invoices.

verb
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To charge, as with a fault.
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To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
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take
  • To reprimand or censure.
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take someone to task
  • to reprimand or scold someone
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
task
Plural:
tasks

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

take someone to task

Origin of task

  • Middle English taske imposed work, tax from Old North French tasque from Vulgar Latin tasca alteration of taxa from Latin taxāre to feel, reproach, reckon tax

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Northern French tasque, variant of Old French tasche, from Medieval Latin tasca, alteration of taxa, from Latin taxāre (“censure, charge").

    From Wiktionary