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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
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)enterprise agricultural, black, capitalist, collective, colonial, commercial, competitive, cooperative, costly, criminal, educational, entire, entrepreneurial, free, industrial, inefficient, joint, journalistic, large-scale, legitimate, lucrative, medium, medium-sized, multinational, noble, nonprofit, ongoing, petty, private, productive, profitable, risky, rural, scientific, small-scale, successful, theological, tribal, unprofitable, vast, viable, whole [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)enterprise free, invest, own, promote
(n.)enterprise + verb operate, undertake
noun + (n.)enterprise Help business, carrier, circus, empowerment, entrepreneur, export, farming, fellow, harlequin, housing, manufacturing, mining, minority, missionary, ownership, profit, publisher, scholar, sector, subsidiary, subsidy, township  [See all][See only the most frequent]
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The word enterprise contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp