Today’s Word: undertake

January 21, 2017 =========

☆  undertake  着手する


Here are the two main ways to use undertake:

When you undertake a task or job, you start doing it and accept responsibility for it. For example;
He undertook the difficult task of monitoring the online sales for the company.
She didn’t want to undertake any action, as she was not clear what she ought to do next.

The second way, is that if you undertake to do something, you promise that you will do it. For example;
She undertook to edit the book herself.
He undertook to exercise more in the future.

There is a third meaning, but this is probably not one you will need to use! To undertake a funeral is to manage that funeral. People who undertake funerals are called “undertakers.”