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Synonyms for undertake
ˌʌn dərˈteɪkun·der·take

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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. George Washington:

    To please everybody is impossible were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody.

  2. Bob Balaram:

    We will go through a number of days of commissioning– approximately a week – where we test our sensors, we test our solo mechanism, we test the motors to make sure they spin right. And, we will be very methodical and event-driven as this engineering experiment unfolds, and then, we will be at a point where we will undertake our first flight and then we will progressively undertake more flights once we understand and analyze all the behavior from that first flight.

  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. Mark Burns:

    But on the flip side, we find that the brain does not undertake this rebalancing when impacts come too close together.

  5. Wang Yi:

    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.


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