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undertaken

[ uhn-der-teyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF undertaken

Synonyms for undertaken

  • attempted
  • begun
  • initiated
  • launched
  • started
  • tackled
  • tried
  • ventured
  • embarked upon
  • pushed forward
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDERTAKEN

In accordance with the advice of Hippocrates, the journey to Olympia was undertaken.

At the moment of parting he began to realize that he had undertaken a difficult task.

Yet do I know what a task I have undertaken, because of the knack you are noted for at writing.

You think of other duties you have undertaken, and wonder who will carry them through.

The voyage was undertaken in compliance with an application from the Royal Society.

Mrs. Merton had undertaken the duties that appertain to the "hissing urn."

Anxious to get on with the task he had undertaken, he hastened home.

The voyages I have since undertaken were always from eleven to sixteen months.

For whom had those gigantic works of new Rome been undertaken?

A practical siege was undertaken, under the most favorable circumstances.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to entrap," in the same sense as Old English underniman (cf. Dutch ondernemen, German unternehmen), of which it is a partial loan-translation, from under + take. Cf. also French entreprendre "to undertake," from entre "between, among" + prendre "to take." The under in this word may be the same one that also may form the first element of understand. Meaning "to accept" is attested from mid-13c.; that of "to take upon oneself, to accept the duty of" is from c.1300.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNDERTAKEN

promised

adjectivepledged
  • affirmed
  • agreed
  • asseverated
  • assured
  • consented
  • covenanted
  • ensured
  • guaranteed
  • insured
  • plighted
  • professed
  • stipulated
  • subscribed
  • sworn
  • undertaken
  • underwritten
  • vouched for
  • vowed
  • warranted
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