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1. undertake

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌteɪk'] enter upon an activity or enterprise.

Synonyms

  • attempt
  • set about
  • initiate

Antonyms

  • wetness
  • unsoundness
  • guilt
  • astigmatism

Etymology

  • undertaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word undertake


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
All of these loves play a role in the various relationships people undertake.

2. Adjective
Each year, charitable book projects such as this undertake massive donation drives for new and gently used books.

3. Verb, base form
As such, it is a great time for eighth-graders to undertake a research project.

Quotes containing the word undertake


1. Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
- Charles de Montesquieu

2. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
- George Orwell

3. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

2. undertake

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌteɪk'] promise to do or accomplish.

Synonyms

  • subvent
  • guarantee
  • assure
  • promise
  • underwrite

Antonyms

  • forget
  • disqualify
  • take away
  • abnormality

Etymology

  • undertaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. undertake

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌteɪk'] accept as a challenge.

Synonyms

  • face up
  • confront
  • take on
  • rise
  • tackle

Antonyms

  • innocence
  • disorderliness
  • order
  • comfort

Etymology

  • undertaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. undertake

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌteɪk'] enter into a contractual arrangement.

Synonyms

  • specify
  • hire
  • charter
  • qualify
  • condition
  • sign
  • contract
  • rent
  • assure
  • stipulate
  • promise

Antonyms

  • contract
  • generalize
  • fire
  • employer

Etymology

  • undertaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. undertake

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌteɪk'] accept as a charge.

Synonyms

  • take in charge
  • go for
  • consent

Antonyms

  • safety
  • improvement
  • stigmatism
  • impurity

Etymology

  • undertaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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