Synonyms of assignment
1 taskDictionary • The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
task • He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
work • What kind of work do you do?
job • Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
charge • I did not consider it any part of my charge to come up with marketing ideas.
position • He took up a position with the Arts Council.
post • Sir Peter has held several senior military posts.
commission • She approached him with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
exercise • Try working through the opening exercises in this chapter.
responsibility • The 600 properties were his responsibility.
duty • My duty is to look after the animals.
mission • He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from evil.
appointment • He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.
undertaking • Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
occupation • I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
chore • I find gardening a real chore.
2 selectionDictionary • I only ever take photos on assignment.
selection • Make your selection from the list.
choice • It's available in a choice of colours.
option • He was jailed for thirty days without the option of a fine.
appointment • his appointment as foreign minister in 1985
delegation • the delegation of his responsibilities to his assistant
nomination • On Leo's death there were two main candidates for nomination as his replacement.
designation • the designation of Ali as Prophet Muhammad's successor
3 givingDictionary • The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
grant • My application for a grant has been rejected.
distribution • a more equitable distribution of wealth
allocation • Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
assignation (Scots law)
apportionment • the apportionment of resources
attribution • There was attribution of evil intent to those with different views.
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allocationThe allocation of something is the decision that it should be given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
• Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
appointmentAn appointment is a job or position of responsibility.
• He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.
Thesaurus for assignment from the Collins English Thesaurus
something that has been assigned, such as a mission or task