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English verb: undertake

1. undertake (creation) enter upon an activity or enterprise


Synonymsattempt, set about


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

2. undertake (social) accept as a challenge


SamplesI'll tackle this difficult task.


Synonymstackle, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confront, face, face up


Narrower (hyponym)rise

3. undertake (communication) promise to do or accomplish


SamplesGuarantee to free the prisoners.


Synonymsguarantee


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)assure, promise


Narrower (hyponym)subvent, subvention, underwrite

4. undertake (communication) enter into a contractual arrangement


ExamplesThey undertake to move


Synonymscontract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)assure, promise


Narrower (hyponym)charter, condition, hire, lease, lease, qualify, rent, rent, sign, specify, stipulate, stipulate

5. undertake (social) accept as a charge


Synonymstake in charge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for









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