Part of speech: noun

An enterprise; task.

Part of speech: noun

The management of funerals.

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Usage examples "undertaking":

  1. But the prospect of undertaking the higher education of the police did not seem to appeal to Tom. - "The Man Upstairs and Other Stories", P. G. Wodehouse.
  2. I try to be such, and, therefore, will frankly state to you that I can think of but three motives, satisfactory to myself, for undertaking this business for you, and not one of them is a generous one. - "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.
  3. It is only because it is the only way that I am undertaking it now. - "Martin Hewitt, Investigator", Arthur Morrison.