Definitions for undertakeˌʌn dərˈteɪk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


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