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English definition of “task”

task

verb [T, usually passive]     /tɑːsk/ US   /tæsk/ formal
to give someone a difficult job to do: task sb with (doing) sth The parent company is being tasked with turning around two new acquisitions.task sb to do sth The company completed only a small fraction of the 150 health clinics it was tasked to build.
(Definition of task verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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