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Definition of "undertook" []

  • Past tense of undertake. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "undertook" in a sentence
  • "McCain undertook to lecture him, saying, in the recollection of one Obama adviser who was there, "Mr. President, you're the commander in chief, and I hope you're not taking your responsibilities lightly.""
  • "The difficulty was choosing what to go to; without missing anything. (very difficult to achieve) I am certain that the format it undertook is very similar to those around the world and briefly will describe for the festival virgins out there what one might entail."
  • "In 1988, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin undertook a mission to heal “Jewish ignorance,” an affliction whose symptoms include the ability to name the three components of the Trinity, coupled with an inability to explain mitzvah."