- to be subjected to; experience; pass through: to undergo surgery.
- to endure; sustain; suffer: to undergo sustained deprivation.
Origin of undergo
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Examples from the Web for undergo
A woman typically starts her life with millions of eggs but only 400 or so will ever undergo ovulation.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
There is no better way to redefine your image than to undergo a religious conversion.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
Many others who survived suffered severe frostbite and have had or soon will undergo amputations.Nepal’s Deadliest Avalanche Was Totally Avoidable
October 20, 2014
I would never encourage anyone to go abroad, I would never encourage anyone to undergo military training.Britain’s Counter-Terror Raids: The End of Londonistan?
September 25, 2014
The procedure they undergo to extract eggs is intense and invasive and there are no sexual kicks involved.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
September 20, 2014
Her dear friend is left in trouble, and undergo sickness too.
But before they can be used to advantage, they must undergo a process of retroussage.The Book of Khalid
And what greater good or evil can any destiny ever make us undergo?Laws
For there are two classes of souls who undergo punishment—the curable and the incurable.Gorgias
Why must I always have to undergo humiliation after humiliation?Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- (tr) to experience, endure, or sustainto undergo a dramatic change of feelings
Word Origin and History for undergo
Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.