verb (used with object), un·der·took [uhn-der-took], /ˌʌn dərˈtʊk/, un·der·tak·en, un·der·tak·ing.
verb (used without object), un·der·took [uhn-der-took], /ˌʌn dərˈtʊk/, un·der·tak·en, un·der·tak·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM undertakepre·un·der·take, verb (used with object), pre·un·der·took, pre·un·der·tak·en, pre·un·der·tak·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for undertake
This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.Live updates: Georgia secretary of state issues correction, saying certification of its general election results is still under way|John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Michelle Lee|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Then the herculean journey from warehouse freezer to rolled-up sleeve must be undertaken all over again — to deliver the second booster shot a month later.
McNab’s group is still undertaking legal action to try and undo the measure.Environment Report: Coastal Neighborhoods Supported Measure E Least|MacKenzie Elmer|November 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The commissioners are on the brink of undertaking major reforms to Maine’s public defense system.Following Our Investigation, the Director of Maine’s Public Defense Agency Resigns|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
You don’t need to convince someone you know to undertake a wild adventure—you can find someone who dreams of the same adventure, and make friends that way.
Experts agree that much will depend on the measures undertaken both by the United States and Cuba.
But were Americans ever so worked up about the practice that they demanded it not be undertaken in their name?The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a historic visit in 2012, Barack Obama hailed the “remarkable journey” the country had undertaken.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Correction: The original article stated that Starboard Strategic Inc. had undertaken the Internet media buy for the NRA.
They are believed to have been staying in the big house while renovations are undertaken.
After the battle was over General Lawton declared that it was the toughest contest they had yet undertaken in this war.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Such as this translation is I offer it with diffidence, realising that I have undertaken a difficult task.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
The work has been undertaken by an English company, and the necessary measurements already begun.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
It seemed to Jess Morse as though no other piece of writing could ever be so enthralling as this she had undertaken.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Truly these were strange journeys, undertaken at the age of nearly a hundred and forty years!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)