undertake


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01. The Great Wall of China is the largest construction project ever [undertaken] by man.
02. The Louvre in Paris has [undertaken] to restore some old paintings that were damaged in a fire a couple of hundred years ago.
03. As a soldier in the war, he never shrank from the dangerous duties he was ordered to [undertake].
04. Remodeling the kitchen was a huge [undertaking] for us because we'd never done anything like it before.
05. She [undertook] to improve her chances of promotion by taking some night courses in personnel management.
06. Gretchen is an excellent worker who puts her best effort into every endeavor she [undertakes].
07. He [undertook] to learn French in preparation for his transfer to Paris.
08. The improvement in the company's finances occurred after management [undertook] to improve efficiency in its factories.
09. There are various approaches one can follow in attempting to [undertake] an analysis of a novel.
10. The school is [undertaking] to develop a new arts program.
11. H. Douglas Brown has noted that learning a second language is a long and complex [undertaking].
12. John Luton has [undertaken] a 5-year project to develop the cycle tourism industry in our city.
13. Working to reduce poverty in our society is an enormously complex [undertaking].
14. A recent report suggests that IBM will [undertake] a dramatic expansion in India and hire more than 14,000 staff.
15. The airline is expected to [undertake] a merger with its largest competitor within five years.
16. Students in their last year of the program are expected to [undertake] teaching duties of two hours per week.
17. The company has been forced to [undertake] a major re-structuring to avoid bankruptcy.
18. Women in her culture are expected to stay at home and do not [undertake] outside work.
19. The birds [undertake] a 1000-mile migration every year in the fall, and then again in the spring.
20. A Dutch proverb notes that he who [undertakes] many things at once seldom does anything well.
21. A German proverb observes that he who [undertakes] to be his own teacher has a fool for a pupil.
22. Alfred North Whitehead once noted that it requires a very unusual mind to [undertake] the analysis of the obvious.
23. Evenius once stated that the [undertaking] of a new action brings new strength.
24. Samuel Johnson once noted that self-confidence is the first requisite to great [undertakings].
25. Henry Drummond once stated that unless a man [undertakes] more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
26. Gertrude Stein once remarked, "I could [undertake] to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher."
27. W. Marshall Craig once noted that it is better to [undertake] a large task, and get it half done than to [undertake] nothing, and get it all done.
28. Woodrow Wilson once stated that no man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or [undertake] any high enterprise.
29. George Eliot once remarked, "The law and medicine should be very serious professions to [undertake], should they not? People's lives and fortunes depend on them."
30. Ronald Osborn once said, "[Undertake] something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
31. The funeral was arranged by a very professional [undertaker], who did a great job.
32. I would hate to work as an [undertaker] and be around dead bodies all day.
33. Since consulting with the [undertaker], we have decided to have my grandfather cremated rather than buried.

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  • Undertake — Un der*take , v. t. [imp. {Undertook}; p. p. {Undertaken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Undertaking}.] [Under + take.] 1. To take upon one s self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undertake — un‧der‧take [ˌʌndəˈteɪk ǁ ər ] verb undertook PASTTENSE [ ˈtʊk] undertaken PASTPART [ ˈteɪkən] [transitive] 1. to accept that you are responsible for a piece of work and start to do it: • His first task was to undertake a major reorganization of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Undertake — Un der*take , v. i. 1. To take upon one s self, or assume, any business, duty, or province. [1913 Webster] O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. Isa. xxxviii. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture; to hazard. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is the cowish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undertake — (v.) c.1200, to entrap, in the same sense as O.E. underniman (Cf. Du. ondernemen, Ger. unternehmen), of which it is a partial loan translation, from UNDER (Cf. under) + TAKE (Cf. take). Cf. also Fr. entreprendre to undertake, from entre between,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • undertake — I verb accept, address oneself to, agree, answer for, apply oneself to, assume, attempt, be answerable for, begin, carry on, carry out, commence, commit, commit oneself to, contract, covenant, devote oneself to, embark upon, endeavor, engage in,… …   Law dictionary

  • undertake — [v] attempt, engage in address oneself, agree, answer for, bargain, begin, commence, commit, commit oneself, contract, covenant, devote, embark, endeavor, enter upon, fall into, go about, go for, go in for, go into, guarantee, have a hand in*,… …   New thesaurus

  • undertake — ► VERB (past undertook; past part. undertaken) 1) commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on. 2) formally guarantee or promise …   English terms dictionary

  • undertake — [un΄dər tāk′] vt. undertook, undertaken, undertaking [ME undertaken: see UNDER & TAKE] 1. to take upon oneself; agree to do; enter into or upon (a task, journey, etc.) 2. to give a promise or pledge that; contract [he undertook to be their guide] …   English World dictionary

  • undertake */*/ — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈteɪk] / US [ˌʌndərˈteɪk] verb [transitive] Word forms undertake : present tense I/you/we/they undertake he/she/it undertakes present participle undertaking past tense undertook UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈtʊk] / US [ˌʌndərˈtʊk] past participle… …   English dictionary

  • undertake — un|der|take [ ,ʌndər teık ] (past tense un|der|took [ ,ʌndər tuk ] ; past participle un|der|tak|en [ ,ʌndər teıkn ] ) verb transitive ** 1. ) to agree to be responsible for a job or project and do it: The court will undertake a serious… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English