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Synonyms for undertake
ˌʌn dərˈteɪk

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undertakeverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertake, set about, attemptverb

    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 onverb

    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, guaranteeverb

    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, undertakeverb

    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 chargeverb

    accept as a charge

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

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How to use undertake in a sentence?

  1. Gina Haspel:

    I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal. I would absolutely not permit it, cIA must undertake activities that are consistent with American values. America is looked at all over the world as an example to everyone else in the world and we have to uphold that.

  2. Cometan:

    The trust of a child to carry them from the ashes of a corrupt world to a world of transcension is the greatest duty he and I and The Philosophy could ever undertake.

  3. Rothna Begum:

    It continues to happen in the context of wider discrimination against women, particularly the male guardianship system in which women have to, still, require permission for traveling abroad, to marry or to undertake higher education.

  4. Alfred North Whitehead:

    It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

  5. Julie Bodin:

    They need to explain to armed groups why it is important to protect children. However, there are a lot of armed groups in CAR and each has a unique command structure, so there is a lot of work to undertake.

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