Undertake meaning

ŭn'dər-tāk'
Undertake means to start something or agree to do something.

An example of to undertake is to begin a journey.

An example of to undertake is to sign a contract for a new job.

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To undertake is defined as to manage funerals and burials.

An example of to undertake is run a funeral home.

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To deliberately begin to do (something).

Undertake a task.

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To pledge or commit oneself (to do something).

Undertake to care for an elderly relative.

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To promise or guarantee.
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To make oneself responsible. Used with for.
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To take upon oneself; agree to do; enter into or upon (a task, journey, etc.)
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To give a promise or pledge that; contract.

He undertook to be their guide.

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To promise; guarantee.
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To make oneself responsible for; take over as a charge.
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To take on responsibility, pledge oneself, guarantee, or be surety (for)
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To work as an undertaker.
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To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
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(intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).

He undertook to exercise more in future.

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(informal) To overtake on the wrong side.

I hate people who try and undertake on the motorway.

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(archaic, intransitive) To pledge; to assert, assure; to dare say.
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Shakespeare.

Who undertakes you to your end.

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Origin of undertake

  • From Middle English undertaken, equivalent to under- +"Ž take (after undernim).
    From Wiktionary