Definition of 'undertake'
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This is a scholarly text and there is no doubting the scale of the task undertaken. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Crucially, the academic staff responsible for delivering all this will not be required to undertake technical research at the university. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's undertaken to make America great again. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The report says Britain could one day be unable to defend its own shores, let alone carry out the many security tasks it currently undertakes worldwide. The Sun (2016)They also undertake research on the effects of radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The research undertaken in the past five years has revolutionised our understanding of the ancient monument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The condition was not taken seriously for many years and proper research has been undertaken only recently. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Take your original job description with you and explain the extra tasks you now undertake. The Sun (2012)An inventory of the tasks and duties undertaken by our police would run to many pages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Students can choose to undertake a consulting project as the final part of their course. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Students also undertake company projects to gain experience of issues facing actual businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So it is a reasonable guess that most companies will remain reluctant to undertake big new projects. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Projects you undertake should work out well. The Sun (2016) Projects are undertaken on a team basis and there is no rigid and inflexible formality. TOP MARKETING AND MEDIA COMPANIES IN THE UK (2002)And what is the only body capable of undertaking such a project? Times, Sunday Times (2014)All students undertake a project as part of their course. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For now the allotted year is over, and the last great task must be undertaken. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)She threw herself into the work with her customary enthusiasm, undertaking to make more welfare reach the peasantry. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)The whole peninsula is governed by a single cabinet, when a cabinet can be found to undertake the task. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)When reform is undertaken, it makes sense to take those who have to put it into practice with you. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will be a huge project to undertake in her memory, but one sustained by the love and support of so many people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A widely adopted mode is to undertake and present research in which women speak for themselves about women's realms. Critical Social Research (1990)I undertook that and delivered it, and in doing so obviously upset some of the entrenched establishment in the college. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We say we're improving the effectiveness of the voluntary sector but we need to be able to show that the projects we undertake make a difference. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It undertook to make no changes to the staff's pay or conditions, while also seeing a reduction in funding. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'undertake'
British English: undertake VERB
When you undertake a task or job, you start doing it and accept responsibility for it.
She undertook the task of monitoring the elections.
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