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Synonyms for undertake
ˌʌn dərˈteɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertake, set about, attempt(verb)

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

    Synonyms:
    attempt, take in charge, begin, get down, essay, seek, set about, take on, commence, try, start, approach, tackle, get, assay, go about, contract, set out, guarantee, start out

  2. undertake, tackle, take on(verb)

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, admit, meet, adopt, play, accept, encounter, take on, acquire, assume, guarantee, tackle, take in charge, harness, set about, contract, take, take over

  3. undertake, guarantee(verb)

    promise to do or accomplish

    "guarantee to free the prisoners"

    Synonyms:
    take in charge, vouch, tackle, take on, attempt, set about, guarantee, ensure, insure, contract, assure, warrant, secure

  4. contract, undertake(verb)

    enter into a contractual arrangement

    Synonyms:
    set about, sign, take in charge, condense, concentrate, sign up, attempt, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, contract, foreshorten, cut, guarantee, take on, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, tackle, narrow, compact

  5. undertake, take in charge(verb)

    accept as a charge

    Synonyms:
    take in charge, tackle, take on, attempt, set about, guarantee, contract

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undertake(v)

    To attempt is to take action somewhat experimentally with the hope and purpose of accomplishing a certain result; to endeavor is to attempt strenuously and with firm and enduring purpose. To attempt expresses a single act; to endeavor, a continuous exertion; we say I will endeavor (not I will attempt) while I live. To attempt is with the view of accomplishing; to essay, with a view of testing our own powers. To undertake is to accept or take upon oneself as an obligation, as some business, labor, or trust; the word often implies complete assurance of success; as, I will undertake to produce the witness. To strive suggests little of the result, much of toil, strain, and contest, in seeking it; I will strive to fulfil your wishes, i. e., I will spare no labor and exertion to do it. Try is the most comprehensive of these words. The original idea of testing or experimenting is not thought of when a man says "I will try." To attempt suggests giving up, if the thing is not accomplished at a stroke; to try implies using other means and studying out other ways if not at first successful. Endeavor is more mild and formal; the pilot in the burning pilot-house does not say "I will endeavor" or "I will attempt to hold the ship to her course," but "I'll try, sir!"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavor, endeavor, essay, strive, try

    Antonyms:
    abandon, dismiss, drop, give up, let go, neglect, omit, overlook, pass by, throw away, throw over, throw up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undertake

    Synonyms:
    engage, attempt, enter upon, agree, set about, embark, stipulate, project, commence, promise

    Antonyms:
    decline, abandon, drop, discontinue, desist

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How to say undertake in sign language?

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How to use undertake in a sentence?

  1. Alexis Tsipras:

    Greece will undertake every effort so that NATO's mission contributes to the solution of the crisis, unfortunately it's clear that the obstacles .. arise from Turkey's unilateral demands and positions. Demands and positions which unfortunately are also expressed through a rise in activities which violate our airspace.

  2. Bonaro Overstreet:

    Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves to like themselves.

  3. Julie Bishop:

    We do not see Russia or China as posing a military threat to Australia, we undertake military exercises with China as well as other countries in the region and will continue to do so.

  4. Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva:

    We have received the letters from the prosecutors with the allegations, we will undertake the actions that we are obliged to undertake and will most probably declare them 'persona non grata'.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.


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