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undertake

un·der·take

undertake

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn dr teIk
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part of speech: verb
inflections: undertaken, undertaking, undertook
definition 1: to decide or start to do.
Sometimes I undertake more projects than I can finish.
 
synonyms:
embark on, enter upon, start
similar words:
approach, assume, attempt, begin, commence, tackle, try
definition 2: to promise or obligate oneself to do.
The carpenter undertook to finish the work within two weeks.
synonyms:
commit to
similar words:
guarantee, promise, vow
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