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mission

mis·sion

mission

 
 
pronunciation:
mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a special job or task given to a person or group of people. The task may be government or religious work.
The spy was on a secret mission for the president.
synonyms:
cause, crusade
similar words:
inspiration, motive, purpose, reason, vocation
definition 2: the buildings and land used by such a group.
The monks live in a mission outside the city.
similar words:
church, embassy
definition 3: a particular task or duty done with strong belief.
His mission was to help the poor.
similar words:
offering, sacrifice, vocation
definition 4: any task that one is sent to do.
Bob was sent on a mission to the grocery store by his mother.
 
synonyms:
assignment
similar words:
duty, errand, job, task
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