Undertake means to start something or agree to do something.(verb)
To undertake is defined as to manage funerals and burials.(verb)
An example of to undertake is run a funeral home.
See undertake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME undertaken: see under- & take
See undertake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb un·der·took (-to͝okˈ), un·der·tak·en, un·der·tak·ing, un·der·takes verb, transitive
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