Task is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
task

Plural
tasks

  1. A task is a specific piece of work, often unpleasant.
    Come here, young man. I have a task for you to do.
    Telecommunications systems for hotels now perform many more tasks than just allowing people to make telephone calls.
    When I was young, I had the task of milking the cows.
  2. If you take someone to task, you criticise them strongly.
    Father took her to task for taking the car without asking.

VerbEdit

Plain form
task

Third-person singular
tasks

Past tense
tasked

Past participle
tasked

Present participle
tasking

  1. If you task someone with doing something, you give them that job.

See alsoEdit