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Main Entry: task
Function: noun : a piece of assigned work synonymsTASK, DUTY, JOB, CHORE mean a piece of work to be done. TASK suggests work given by a person in a position of authority <the boss used to give me every hard task>. DUTY stresses that one is responsible for doing the work <the duty of the police is to protect the people>. JOB may suggest that the work is necessary, hard, or important <was given the job of choosing photos for the yearbook>. CHORE suggests a small routine piece of work that is necessary for keeping a house or farm <taking out the garbage is a daily chore>.