to promise to do a specific thing; to commit yourself to a particular task Under the Childcare Act 2006, every council is obliged to undertake an assessment of the sufficiency of childcare in its area.
(FORMAL) to do or to start to do something The vessel will stop at ports of call from which excursions into towns may be undertaken.
- Do not use the word undertaker to describe someone who undertakes a task; use promisor instead. In both the US and the UK, the word undertaker almost always refers to a person who arranges funerals and prepares bodies for burial or cremation: An undertaker who allegedly buried the wrong body appeared in court.
- He persuaded his partner to undertake the task.
- The commissioner may select a single supplier to undertake work.
- State laws do not require that the City undertake any conduct that is illegal under federal law.
- The parties are undertaking settlement negotiations.
- Counsel must also undertake an analysis of the legal elements of the claims.