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Definition 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where enterprise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had doubts about the whole enterprise

Synonyms for enterprise in the sense of this definition

(enterprise is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

(... is a kind of enterprise ) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit

(... is a kind of enterprise ) a hopeless or desperate enterprise

(... is a kind of enterprise ) activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise

Definition 2: readiness to embark on bold new ventures - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for enterprise in the sense of this definition

(enterprise is a kind of ...) the trait of being highly motivated

"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

Definition 3: an organization created for business ventures - [noun denoting group]

Samples where enterprise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

(enterprise is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of enterprise ) an unusually large enterprise

"Walton built a retail giant"

(... is a kind of enterprise ) members of a cooperative enterprise

(... is a kind of enterprise ) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

(... is a kind of enterprise ) an enterprise connected with commerce

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