undertake

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Undertake is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ʌndə'teɪk/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
undertake

Third person singular
undertakes

Simple past
undertook

Past participle
undertaken

Present participle
undertaking

  1. (transitive); (formal) If you undertake something, you take responsibility for doing it and you start to do it.
    He is in charge of this project and has undertaken this work largely single-handed since July.
    After a common two years, some students undertake industrial or professional placement in their third year.
    Britain has apparently undertaken to review its own aid to Vietnam.

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