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Definition of undertake:

  1. Hence, to guarantee; to promise; to affirm.
  2. Specifically, to take upon one's self solemnly or expressly; to lay one's self under obligation, or to enter into stipulations, to perform or to execute; to covenant; to contract.
  3. To assume, as a character.
  4. To engage with; to attack.
  5. To give a promise or guarantee; to be surety.
  6. To have knowledge of; to hear.
  7. To take or have the charge of.
  8. To take upon one's self, or assume, any business, duty, or province.
  9. To take upon one's self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt.
  10. To venture; to hazard.


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