“However, it is still unclear to me if the U.S. and its allies are prepared to undertake such a comprehensive approach,” he says.
Instead he has to settle for modest initiatives that he can undertake on his own.
To get here, some have had to undertake long journeys on rickety buses or hitchhike on roads made unsafe at night by bandits.
Pronouncing illegality, governments will often undertake demolitions of slum houses.
She will be remembered as a strong leader and a person willing to undertake difficult tasks to achieve long-term objectives.
Still inspired by this love of adventure, he proposes to undertake the novelty of a journey across the Continent in the saddle.
No one must undertake a journey in the Lozre with a scantily-furnished purse.
You will wonder how this last inquiry can come into so simple an argument as that which I undertake to enforce.
On no other condition, added Nicias, would he undertake the command.
They had no need to look far for the general who was to undertake this task.
c.1200, "to entrap," in the same sense as Old English underniman (cf. Dutch ondernemen, German unternehmen), of which it is a partial loan-translation, from under + take. Cf. also French entreprendre "to undertake," from entre "between, among" + prendre "to take." The under in this word may be the same one that also may form the first element of understand. Meaning "to accept" is attested from mid-13c.; that of "to take upon oneself, to accept the duty of" is from c.1300.