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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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