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
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
undertake, take in charge(verb)
accept as a charge
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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!"
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How to use undertake in a sentence?
We don't think the Turks ought to undertake military action that's not fully coordinated with and agreed to by The US at a minimum so they don't endanger our troops -- but also so that they meet the President's requirement that the Syrian opposition forces that have fought with us are not endangered.
The government of Iraq was of course briefed in advance of Secretary Carter's announcement, we will continue to work very, very closely with our Iraqi partners on exactly who would be deployed, where they would be deployed, what kinds of missions people would undertake, how they would support Iraqi efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL.
We are ready to work together with our Pakistani brothers to undertake the historical mission of national rejuvenation and achieve the great dream of national prosperity and development, in this way, our iron friendship with Pakistan will never rust and be tempered into steel.
After the Kozinski scandal and other allegations, it was a real chance to undertake reforms, but in too many ways, this vague report kicks the can down the road. ... It appears victims could be left wondering to whom they can report, with little instruction or transparency in the process or resolution.
Markets want to see a strong cabinet that will undertake to implement reforms under the programme and political stability.
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- emprendreCatalan, Valencian
- ausführen, verpflichten, unternehmenGerman
- emprender, comprometerseSpanish
- ruveta, ryhtyäFinnish
- आरंभ करनाHindi
- ручаться, предпринимать, предпринять, поручитьсяRussian
- girişmek, üstlenmekTurkish
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