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un·der·take

undertake

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn dr teIk
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: undertaking, undertook, undertaken
definition 1: to take on (a task, project, challenge or the like); decide or start to do.
This is the second large project she's undertaken this year.I don't want to undertake such an important task if I can't give it my full attention.
 
synonyms:
embark on, enter upon, set about, start
similar words:
approach, assume, attempt, begin, commence, essay, tackle, try
definition 2: to promise or obligate oneself to do (something).
The carpenter undertook to finish the work within two weeks.[verb + infinitive ]
synonyms:
commit to, shoulder
similar words:
covenant, essay, guarantee, promise, vow
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