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Definition 1: promise to do or accomplish - [verb of communication]

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

  • guarantee to free the prisoners

Synonyms for undertake in the sense of this definition

(undertake is a kind of ...) make a promise or commitment

(... is a kind of undertake ) guarantee financial support of

"The opera tour was subvented by a bank"

Definition 2: enter into a contractual arrangement - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for undertake in the sense of this definition

(undertake is a kind of ...) make a promise or commitment

(... is a kind of undertake ) make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

(... is a kind of undertake ) be engaged by a written agreement

"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18" "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

(... is a kind of undertake ) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life" "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

(... is a kind of undertake ) let for money

"We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

(... is a kind of undertake ) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Definition 3: enter upon an activity or enterprise - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for undertake in the sense of this definition

(undertake is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

Synonyms for undertake in the sense of this definition

(undertake is a kind of ...) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

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

  • I'll tackle this difficult task

Synonyms for undertake in the sense of this definition

(undertake is a kind of ...) deal with (something unpleasant) head on

"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

(... is a kind of undertake ) exert oneself to meet a challenge

"rise to a challenge" "rise to the occasion"

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