mission

noun
1 important task
ADJECTIVE
joint

a joint Anglo-American mission

covert, secret, stealth, undercover
dangerous
suicide
historic
routine
fact-finding, training
tactical
escort
reconnaissance
bombing, combat, military
wartime
search-and-destroy
mercy, rescue
peacekeeping
diplomatic
humanitarian
failed, successful
special
VERB + MISSION
carry out, conduct, execute, go on, perform, undertake
accomplish, complete

Our mission accomplished, we headed for home.

dispatch sb on, give, send sb on

An aid team will be sent on a mission to the earthquake zone.

launch

It was too late to launch a rescue mission.

fly, fly on (used of military planes)

He flew a total of 41 missions over the country.

abandon, abort, cancel (esp. of military missions)

The captain instructed them to abort the mission.

MISSION + VERB
end in failure, fail

Their mission ended in failure.

be a success, succeed
MISSION + NOUN
objective
accomplishment (AmE)
PREPOSITION
on a/the mission

He was sent on a secret mission approved by the Pentagon.

PHRASES
mission impossible

Many regard his task as mission impossible.

2 team sent to perform a task
ADJECTIVE
diplomatic, military, trade
VERB + MISSION
establish, set up
send
PREPOSITION
mission to

The US is sending a trade mission to China.

3 into space
ADJECTIVE
shuttle, space, spacecraft
lunar, planetary
manned, unmanned
robotic
VERB + MISSION
go on, make

He's been on several shuttle missions over the last decade.

abort
MISSION + NOUN
control

The spacecraft lost contact with mission control.

PREPOSITION
on a/the mission

experiments conducted on a space mission

mission to

a successful spacecraft mission to Venus

4 special aim
ADJECTIVE
main, primary
stated
VERB + MISSION
have

He now has a mission in life: to expand the horizons of those around him.

pursue
fulfil/fulfill, meet
MISSION + NOUN
statement
PHRASES
a man with a mission, a woman with a mission

You can tell by the determined way he talks that he is a man with a mission.

a sense of mission

A powerful sense of mission underpins everything he does.

5 place where people work to help others
ADJECTIVE
Christian
educational
VERB + MISSION
establish, found
run
MISSION + NOUN
work
hospital, school

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