- Undertake Un`der*take", v. i.
1. To take upon one's self, or assume, any business, duty, or
O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. --Isa. xxxviii. 14. [1913 Webster]
2. To venture; to hazard. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
It is the cowish terror of his spirit That dare not undertake. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.