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enterprise

en·ter·prise

enterprise

 
 
pronunciation:
en tr praIz
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an undertaking, esp. one characterized by complexity, risk, or wide scope; venture.
The expedition to the south pole was a complicated enterprise.
synonyms:
venture
similar words:
adventure, concern, endeavor, operation, plan, project, scheme, task, undertaking, work
definition 2: a business entity.
Their software enterprise made huge profits last year.
synonyms:
business, company
similar words:
corporation, establishment, firm, house, industry
definition 3: initiative; ingenuity.
Her project showed real enterprise.
synonyms:
boldness, ingenuity, initiative
similar words:
ambition, creativity, daring, drive, industry, spirit
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The word enterprise contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp