Definitions for undertakeˌʌn dərˈteɪk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word undertake

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. undertake, set about, attempt(verb)

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

  2. undertake, tackle, take on(verb)

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

  3. undertake, guarantee(verb)

    promise to do or accomplish

    "guarantee to free the prisoners"

  4. contract, undertake(verb)

    enter into a contractual arrangement

  5. undertake, take in charge(verb)

    accept as a charge

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. undertake(Verb)

    To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).

    He undertook a course of medication.

  2. undertake(Verb)

    To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).

    He undertook to exercise more in future.

  3. undertake(Verb)

    to overtake on the wrong side.

    I hate people who try and undertake on the motorway.

  4. undertake(Verb)

    To pledge; to assert, assure; to dare say.

  5. undertake(Verb)

    To take by trickery; to trap, to seize upon.

  6. Origin: From undertaken, equivalent to (after undernim).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Undertake(verb)

    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

  2. Undertake(verb)

    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

  3. Undertake(verb)

    hence, to guarantee; to promise; to affirm

  4. Undertake(verb)

    to assume, as a character

  5. Undertake(verb)

    to engage with; to attack

  6. Undertake(verb)

    to have knowledge of; to hear

  7. Undertake(verb)

    to take or have the charge of

  8. Undertake(verb)

    to take upon one's self, or assume, any business, duty, or province

  9. Undertake(verb)

    to venture; to hazard

  10. Undertake(verb)

    to give a promise or guarantee; to be surety

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'undertake' in Verbs Frequency: #346


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