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English noun: enterprise

1. enterprise (act) a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)


SamplesHe had doubts about the whole enterprise.


Synonymsendeavor, endeavour


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


Narrower (hyponym)business activity, commercial activity, forlorn hope, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket

2. enterprise (group) an organization created for business ventures


SamplesA growing enterprise must have a bold leader.


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, collective, commercial enterprise, concern, giant

3. enterprise (attribute) readiness to embark on bold new ventures


Synonymsenterprisingness, go-ahead, initiative


Broader (hypernym)drive









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