Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun undertaking

2 senses of undertaking

Sense 1
undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 2
undertaking -- (the trade of a funeral director)
       => trade, craft -- (the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb undertake

5 senses of undertake

Sense 1
undertake, set about, attempt -- (enter upon an activity or enterprise)
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 2
undertake, tackle, take on -- (accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task")
       => confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")

Sense 3
undertake, guarantee -- (promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners")
       => promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)

Sense 4
contract, undertake -- (enter into a contractual arrangement)
       => promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)

Sense 5
undertake, take in charge -- (accept as a charge)
       => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

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