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  • nounjob or chore, often assigned
  • verbassign, burden

synonyms for task

  • assignment
  • burden
  • business
  • duty
  • effort
  • exercise
  • function
  • project
  • responsibility
  • undertaking
  • work
  • bother
  • calling
  • charge
  • employment
  • enterprise
  • errand
  • gig
  • grind
  • grindstone
  • headache
  • labor
  • load
  • millstone
  • mission
  • nuisance
  • occupation
  • office
  • onus
  • pain
  • province
  • stint
  • strain
  • tax
  • toil
  • trouble
  • vocation
  • daily grind
  • deadweight
  • fun and games
  • long row to hoe
See also synonyms for: tasked / tasking / tasks

antonyms for task

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  • irresponsibility
  • aid
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • good health
  • happiness
  • health
  • help
  • hobby
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • pastime
  • pleasure
  • unemployment
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How to use task in a sentence

And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Will the new issues promptly retire when their special task is over?
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
He sighed as he laid the papers on the table; for he thought the task would be a harder one than even his own immolation.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Having accomplished his task within three months Datto Mandi withdrew with all his men, except two who wished to settle at Pardo.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Through the beautiful, windy autumn days, he labored at his difficult task, the task of telling a story.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
When, however, you learn by rote you know the task as you learned it, and not in the reverse way.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
But a lawyer who needed the wherewithal finally condescended to risk the task, and into it he plunged.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Inasmuch as that church has no cabildo, the task of its government devolved upon me, as does likewise that of Nueva Segovia.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Devoted to the task that he had inflicted upon himself, he grudged every hour that kept him from the field of operations.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
From that hour dated a new and sterner conception of the task that lay before him and every other Briton in the country.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TASK

  • acts
  • avocations
  • bags
  • ballgames
  • bits
  • deeds
  • endeavors
  • enterprises
  • entertainments
  • games
  • hobbies
  • jobs
  • labors
  • occupations
  • pastimes
  • projects
  • rackets
  • scenes
  • schemes
  • stunts
  • tasks
  • trips
  • undertakings
  • ventures
  • works
  • zoos
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.