verb (used with object), un·der·took, un·der·tak·en, un·der·tak·ing.
verb (used without object), un·der·took, un·der·tak·en, un·der·tak·ing.
Related formspre·un·der·take, verb (used with object), pre·un·der·took, pre·un·der·tak·en, pre·un·der·tak·ing.
Examples from the Web for undertake
(1) Only charities and non-profits should ask for unpaid workers to staff their operations or undertake time-consuming projects.
“However, it is still unclear to me if the U.S. and its allies are prepared to undertake such a comprehensive approach,” he says.Obama's Iraq-Syria Dilemma: No Force Now on the Ground Can Beat ISIS|Jamie Dettmer|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His gun is available to anyone willing to undertake a few minutes of Internet research.The Assassin's Gun: Internet Liberty Gone Way Too Far|David Frum|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pronouncing illegality, governments will often undertake demolitions of slum houses.
She will be remembered as a strong leader and a person willing to undertake difficult tasks to achieve long-term objectives.Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate ’80s Power Couple|George Shultz|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After a great deal of trouble and persuasion, I prevailed upon Mr. F. Crockford to undertake it, and we made out the bill of fare.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
Can I undertake anything of consequence till I have crushed the pride of such a people?Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
If she died, would Beauvouloir undertake the care of the poor child's health?The Hated Son|Honore de Balzac
These four statements I undertake, in the course of our future study, gradually to confirm to you.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
How could he have been such a fool as to undertake such a task under the eyes of so many lookers-on?The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope