verb (used with object)
- tashi lama,
- task force,
Origin of task
Examples from the Web for tasked
Most female peshmerga fighters were tasked with staffing checkpoints and guarding bases alongside their male counterparts.
There is no doubt that some unfortunate reporter, tasked with working the weekend shift, would have looked into them.
Looking at the new season, we now have Coulson as the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director, tasked with rebuilding the agency.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The girls are ushered into their role as housekeepers and child bearers and the boys are tasked with providing for the family.
Breman tasked 10 four-person teams with visiting all 550 villages in the Bumba Zone twice.
The fruits too are golden, hanging heavy from the tasked trees.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
His ingenuity was tasked to devise new methods of mortification and humiliation.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott
Cleopatra had tasked her powers of fascination, and she knew that they had failed.Women of History|Anonymous
If Mesdames had not tasked themselves with numerous occupations, they would have been much to be pitied.
She has tasked these to their uttermost to maintain and increase her naval superiority.
Word Origin for task
c.1300, "piece of work imposed as a duty," from Old North French tasque (13c., Old French tasche, Modern French tâche) "duty, tax," from Vulgar Latin *tasca "a duty, assessment," metathesis of Medieval Latin taxa, a back-formation of Latin taxare "to evaluate, estimate, assess" (see tax). General sense of "any piece of work that has to be done" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase take one to task (1680s) preserves the sense that is closer to tax.
German tasche "pocket" is from the same Vulgar Latin source (via Old High German tasca), with presumable sense evolution from "amount of work imposed by some authority," to "payment for that work," to "wages," to "pocket into which money is put," to "any pocket."
"to put a strain upon," 1590s, from task (n.). Related: Tasked; tasking.
see take to task.