undertake, set about, attempt(verb)
enter upon an activity or enterprise
undertake, tackle, take on(verb)
accept as a challenge
"I'll tackle this difficult task"
promise to do or accomplish
"guarantee to free the prisoners"
enter into a contractual arrangement
undertake, take in charge(verb)
accept as a charge
To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
He undertook a course of medication.
To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
He undertook to exercise more in future.
to overtake on the wrong side.
I hate people who try and undertake on the motorway.
To pledge; to assert, assure; to dare say.
To take by trickery; to trap, to seize upon.
Origin: From undertaken, equivalent to (after undernim).
to take upon one's self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt
specifically, to take upon one's self solemnly or expressly; to lay one's self under obligation, or to enter into stipulations, to perform or to execute; to covenant; to contract
hence, to guarantee; to promise; to affirm
to assume, as a character
to engage with; to attack
to have knowledge of; to hear
to take or have the charge of
to take upon one's self, or assume, any business, duty, or province
to venture; to hazard
to give a promise or guarantee; to be surety
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-tāk′, v.t. to take under one's management: to take upon one's self: to attempt: to answer for, warrant: to take in, understand: to assume, to have charge of.—v.i. to take upon one's self: to be bound: to manage all the arrangements of a burial.—adj. Undertā′kable, capable of being undertaken.—ns. Undertā′ker, one who undertakes, a projector, a contractor: one who is surety or guarantee for another: one who manages funerals: formerly a contractor for the royal revenue in England, one of those who undertook to manage the House of Commons for the king in the 'Addled Parliament' of 1614: one of the English and Scotch settlers in Ireland on forfeited lands in the 16th century; Undertā′king, that which is undertaken: any business or project engaged in.
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Rank popularity for the word 'undertake' in Verbs Frequency: #346
The numerical value of undertake in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of undertake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- emprendreCatalan, Valencian
- ausführen, verpflichten, unternehmenGerman
- emprender, comprometerseSpanish
- ruveta, ryhtyäFinnish
- ручаться, предпринимать, предпринять, поручитьсяRussian
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