“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.
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.