I am in need for a word to mean "designated" but with a stronger undertone of dictated task that one is obliged to perform reluctantly. Thanks. :)
what about- mandated.
A mandate is like an official command or a go-ahead.
a : a usually assigned piece of work often to be finished within a certain time
b : something hard or unpleasant that has to be done
c : duty, function : subjection to adverse criticism : reprimand —used in the expressions to take, call, or bring to task
This might suit your purpose,
ASSIGN verb: assign; 3rd person present: assigns; past tense: assigned; past participle: assigned; gerund or present participle: assigning
1. allocate (a job or duty). "Congress assigned the task to the agency"
synonyms: allocate, allot, give, set to; charge with, entrust with
"a young doctor was assigned the task"
• appoint (someone) to a particular job, task, or organization. "she has been assigned to a new job"
synonyms: appoint to, promote to, delegate to, commission to, post to, co-opt to; select for, choose for, install in; detail to
"she was assigned to a new post"
2. designate or set (something) aside for a specific purpose. see Google.com "assign" Link