Definition of task verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

task

 verb
verb
NAmE//tæsk//
 
[usually passive]task somebody (with something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they task
 
he / she / it tasks
 
past simple tasked
 
-ing form tasking
 
 
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to give someone a task to do NATO troops were tasked with keeping the peace.
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