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verb [transitive] undertake pronunciation in American English /ˌʌndərˈteɪk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyundertake
he/she/itundertakes
present participleundertaking
past tenseundertook
past participleundertaken
  1. 1
    to agree to be responsible for a job or a project and do it
    The court will undertake a serious examination of the case.
    It is one of the largest dam projects ever undertaken.
  2. 2
    formal to promise to do something
    undertake to do something: State senators undertook to use federal funds for improving schools.
    To join the club, you have to undertake to buy a minimum of six books a year.
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