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Definition of undertake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they undertake
    he / she / it undertakes
    past simple undertook
    past participle undertaken
    -ing form undertaking
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  1. 1undertake something to make yourself responsible for something and start doing it to undertake a task/project College professors both teach and undertake research. The company has announced that it will undertake a full investigation into the accident.
  2. 2undertake to do something undertake that… to agree or promise that you will do something He undertook to finish the job by Friday.
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