HyperDic: undertake

English > 5 senses of the word undertake:
VERBcreationundertake, set about, attemptenter upon an activity or enterprise
socialundertake, tackle, take onaccept as a challenge
communicationundertake, guaranteepromise to do or accomplish
communicationundertake, contractenter into a contractual arrangement
socialundertake, take in chargeaccept as a charge
undertake > pronunciation
Soundsah'ndertey.k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > undertake: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningEnter upon an activity or enterprise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsset about, attempt
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishemprender, intentar
Catalanemprendre, intentar
Nounsundertakingany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
English > undertake: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningAccept as a challenge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstackle, take on
NarrowerriseExert oneself to meet a challenge
Broaderconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Spanishabordar, emprender, encarar, placar
Catalanabordar, emprendre, encarar
English > undertake: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningpromise to do or accomplish.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymguarantee
Narrowerunderwrite, subvention, subventguarantee financial support of
Broaderpromise, assuremake a promise or commitment
Spanishacometer, avalar, comprometerse, emprender, garantizar
Catalanavalar, comprometre's, garantir
English > undertake: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningEnter into a contractual arrangement.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey undertake to move
Synonymcontract
Entailed bysubcontractWork under a subcontract
Narrowerrent, hire, charter, leasehold under a lease or rental agreement
rent, leaseLet for money
signBe engaged by a written agreement
stipulate, qualify, condition, specifySpecify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement
stipulatemake an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
Broaderpromise, assuremake a promise or commitment
Spanishcontractar, contratar
English > undertake: 5 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningAccept as a charge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtake in charge
Broaderaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Spanishencargarse

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