- 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 undergone
Perhaps his broadcast experience, combined with the failure of the 2008 campaign, means that Huckabee has undergone a real shift.Happy Huckabee Gets Mad
May 6, 2014
The study size was small—327 patients who had undergone mastectomies between February 2003 and September 2008.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
The political momentum behind SB 1062 has undergone an almost total reversal in the four days since Broome first spoke out.Republicans Go From Anti-Gay to No Way on Arizona Bill
February 25, 2014
Especially when, in that time, conservatism and the Republican Party have undergone the radical transformations they have.Christie and the 7 Dwarves
February 5, 2014
How would you characterize the evolution that the Village has undergone since the period of Llewyn Davis?Why Did Llewyn Davis’s Greenwich Village Disappear?
December 7, 2013
His expression was that of one who has just undergone a soul-stirring shock.Within the Law
His expression had undergone a favourable change; it was less grim.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Have they undergone a similar change, through the arts of this wicked Circe?Tanglewood Tales
The great mistake I made was, in supposing I had undergone any real change of heart.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The rock has undergone complete metamorphism and its origin is unknown.The Long Labrador Trail
- (tr) to experience, endure, or sustainto undergo a dramatic change of feelings
Word Origin and History for undergone
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.