task (one) with (something)

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task (one) with (something)

To assign one the responsibility of completing some task. Often used in passive constructions. The boss tasked me with scanning all the documents so that we have a digital copy of each one. The committee was tasked with determining whether there was any criminal negligence involved.
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task with

v.
To give someone or something some task: The president tasked the committee with investigating the accident. The accounting group was tasked with the responsibility of producing a budget report.
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tasks us with making this vision Shovel-Ready, analyzing and mapping detailed data, surveying and polling energy use, designing the localization rollout and conceptual process, finalizing a financial model and scaling projects accordingly, and preparing term sheets and a bundle of RFPs for issuance in late 2012.
As a result, PR professionals are being met with increased levels of accountability and scrutiny, which tasks us with proving our ability to deliver a positive ROI.
The manager approaches and after a casual exchange of small talk, tasks us with an exciting new project.