Task meaning

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A difficult or tedious undertaking.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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To put a burden on; strain; overtax.
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To assign a task to or impose a task on.

The agency was tasked with creating an advertising campaign.

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To subject to strain or hardship.
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A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person.
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Any piece of work.
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An independently running program. See multitasking.
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A piece of work done as part of one's duties.
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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.

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To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
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To charge, as with a fault.
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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