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Synonyms of 'assignment'

(noun) 
Definition
something that has been assigned, such as a task
The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
Synonyms
task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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work
What kind of work do you do?
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job
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
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charge
I did not consider it any part of my charge to come up with marketing ideas.
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position
He took up a position with the Arts Council.
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post
Sir Peter has held several senior military posts.
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commission
She approached me with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
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exercise
Try working through the opening exercises in this chapter.
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responsibility
The 600 properties were his responsibility.
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duty
My duty is to look after the animals.
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mission
He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from evil.
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appointment
He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.
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undertaking
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
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occupation
I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
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chore
I find gardening a real chore.
(noun) 
Definition
the act of assigning
I only ever take photos on assignment.
Synonyms
selection
Make your selection from the list.
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choice
It's available in a choice of colours.
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option
He was jailed for thirty days without the option of a fine.
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appointment
his appointment as foreign minister in 2015
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delegation
the delegation of his responsibilities to his assistant
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nomination
On Leo's death there were two main candidates for nomination as his replacement.
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designation
the designation of Ali as Prophet Muhammad's successor
(noun) 
Definition
the act of assigning
The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
Synonyms
giving
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issuing
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grant
My application for a grant has been rejected.
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distribution
a more equitable distribution of wealth
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allocation
Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
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earmarking
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allotment
His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
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dealing out
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assignation (Scots law)
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apportionment
the apportionment of resources
(noun) 
Definition
the act of assigning
Synonyms
attribution
There was attribution of evil intent to those with different views.
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accrediting
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ascription
(noun) 
Synonyms
fixing
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specification
I'd like to have a house built to my specifications.
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appropriation
The government raised defence appropriations by 12 per cent.
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stipulation
His only stipulation is that his clients follow his advice.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of allocation
Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
in the sense of allotment
His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
in the sense of appointment
Definition
the job or position to which a person is appointed
He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.

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