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King James Dictionary
UNDERTA'KE, pret. undertook pp. undertaken. under and take.
1. To engage in to enter upon to take in hand to begin to perform. When I undertook this work, I had a very inadequate knowledge of the extent of my labors.
2. To covenant or contract to perform or execute. A man undertakes to erect a house, or to make a mile of canal, when he enters into stipulations for that purpose.
3. To attempt as when a man undertakes what he cannot perform.
4. To assume a character. Not in use.
5. To engage with to attack.
Your lordship should not undertake every companion you offend. Not in use.
6. To have the charge of.
- Who undertakes you to your end. Not in use.
1. To take upon or assume any business or province.
O Lord, I am oppressed undertake for me. Isaiah 38 .
2. To venture to hazard. They dare not undertake.
3. To promise to be bound.
I dare undertake they will not lose their labor.
To undertake for, to be bound to become surety for.
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Undertake'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/u/undertake.html.