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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

How to pronounce undertake?

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How to say undertake in sign language?

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How to use undertake in a sentence?

  1. Thomas à Kempis:

    Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength.... It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.

  2. Buckingham Palace:

    The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day, the attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St. George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony. The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.

  3. Orison Swett Marden:

    There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.

  4. Euan Rellie:

    This is a really innovative structure, one which could go a long way to enable them to undertake transactions that would be hard for them to do otherwise.

  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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