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assignment is a synonym of task

noun [ uh-sahyn-muhnt ]

assignment is another word for task

✅  Task is the best word to use to refer to a piece of work that you have to do, whether it's a household chore, homework, or part of your job (These are my daily tasks). Task often implies that the work is annoying or unpleasant (pointless tasks).

✅  Assignment is the best word to use when someone in authority, like a teacher or employer, has given you something to do (homework assignmenta special assignment from management). Assignments are almost always tasks, but not vice versa, since tasks aren’t always assigned by someone else.

✅  You can also be ‘on assignment’ or ‘on task,’ but these two phrases aren’t synonymous. ‘On assignment’ is often used to describe someone who is in the process of doing a specific task for their job, especially one that requires traveling, while ‘on task’ is used to describe a person who's focused and concentrating on the task they're doing.

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astonish is a synonym of amaze

verb [ uh-ston-ish ]

astonish is another word for amaze

✅  Amaze and astonish both mean to make someone feel full of surprise or wonder. Amaze can suggest something startling, shocking, or seems inexplicable (I was truly amazed by the Grand Canyon). Astonished is similar, but more intense (The discovery astonished them).

  Amaze often has positive connotations (They amazed her with their transformation). Astonish is more neutral—it is commonly used in both positive contexts (He astonished them with his insight) and negative ones (His lack of awareness astonished her).

✅  Astonish suggests your surprise or sense of wonder is so intense that you’re bewildered by it. You might even be shocked or shaken (I was astonished at the sight).

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veneration is a synonym of respect

noun [ ven-uh-rey-shuhn ]

veneration is another word for respect

✅  Respect is the best word to describe having a good opinion of someone and valuing their input and thoughts (have respect for your teacher).

✅  Veneration is a more intense word than respect, and can suggest religious reverence or admiration (show veneration for your elders). Veneration suggests that you may be so devoted to someone that you’ll do what they say because of that devotion.

✅  Sometimes respect simply means that you need to do what someone says (You must show respect for your leader).

✅  Respect also may mean to abide by something (Treat the rules with respect). But you wouldn’t use veneration in this context.

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