UNDERTAKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNDERTAKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
undertake
 v.  take on; embark on; assume
Classic Sentence: (115 in 8 pages)
1  'I am about to undertake that task; and it is on that account that I feel so many overwhelming terrors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
2  When actuated by selfish and vicious motives, I asked you to undertake my unfinished work, and I renew this request now, when I am only induced by reason and virtue.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
3  Few secrets can escape an investigator, who has opportunity and licence to undertake such a quest, and skill to follow it up.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
4  In a word, old Roger Chillingworth was a striking evidence of man's faculty of transforming himself into a devil, if he will only, for a reasonable space of time, undertake a devil's office.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
5  She could undertake therefore to inform him of it, in the course of the day.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39
6  Understand, that I express no opinion, one way or other, on the trust I undertake.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
7  If we all did what we undertake to do, as faithfully as Herbert did, we might live in a Republic of the Virtues.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
8  I couldn't undertake to say that, of my own knowledge.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
9  I mean, I couldn't undertake to say it was at first.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
10  Why she should consider it necessary to make any show, I don't undertake to tell you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
11  Have pity on her, and I will undertake to arrange everything.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 18
12  First, the five challengers were to undertake all comers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
13  Edmund, to whom this was chiefly addressed, replied, "I believe I know what you mean, but I will not undertake to answer the question."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
14  By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
15  Persuaded, in part, by these representations, but overborne in a much greater degree by his fear of Fagin, Mr. Bolter at length consented, with a very bad grace, to undertake the expedition.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Their brief is to undertake outreach work aimed at young African Caribbeans on the estate.
2  Do not undertake strenuous exercise for a few hours after a meal to allow food to digest.
3  I'll leave you to undertake an important mission.
4  If the equipment is not up to the agreed specifications and quality, we will undertake to replace them.
5  I want you to undertake all the responsibility.
6  Students are required to undertake simple experiments.
7  University professors both teach and undertake research.
8  It is therefore advisable to undertake normal protective backups.
9  Can we expect mini robots to undertake major tasks?
10  The board of directors decided that the plan was practicable and agreed to undertake the project.
11  Because a cursory examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson, we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more extensive investigation of the fire's cause.
12  Her fervid enthusiasm inspired all of us to undertake the dangerous mission.
13  Despite the dangerous nature of the undertaking, the dauntless soldier volunteered for the assignment.
14  Don't be foolhardy. Get the advice of experienced people before undertaking this venture.
15  John was out of the town, it was a vain undertaking for us to attempt to catch him.