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Synonyms of 'mission'

(noun) 
Definition
a specific task or duty assigned to a person or group of people
the most crucial stage of his latest peace mission
Synonyms
assignment
The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
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job
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
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labour
The chef looked up from his labours.
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trip
On the Thursday we went out on a day trip.
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message (Scottish)
I was employed to run messages for him in 1957.
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task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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expedition
Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica
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chore
I find gardening a real chore.
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errand
I spent the morning running errands.
(noun) 
Definition
a group of people representing or working for a particular country or organization in a foreign country
a senior member of a diplomatic mission
Synonyms
delegation
They sent a delegation to the talks.
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embassy
The American Embassy has already made a formal complaint.
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representation
They have no representation in congress.
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task force
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legation
a member of the US legation
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deputation
A deputation of elders from the village arrived.
(noun) 
Definition
the dispatch of aircraft or spacecraft to achieve a particular task
a bomber that crashed during a training mission
Synonyms
sortie
They flew 2,700 sorties in a day and didn't lose a single plane.
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raid
The rebels attempted a surprise raid on a military camp.
(noun) 
Definition
a task or duty that a person believes he or she must achieve
He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from evil.
Synonyms
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work
What kind of work do you do?
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calling
He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
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business
May I ask what business you are in?
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job
the pressure of being the first woman in the job
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office
the honour and dignity of the office of President
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commission
She approached me with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
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duty
My duty is to look after the animals.
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undertaking
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
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quest
his quest to find true love
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vocation
the levels of knowledge and skill required for success in many vocations
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of business
Definition
a trade or profession
May I ask what business you are in?
in the sense of calling
Definition
a profession or occupation, esp. a caring one
He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
in the sense of chore
Definition
an unpleasant task
I find gardening a real chore.
Synonyms
job,
hassle (informal),
fag (informal),
no picnic

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