give an undertaking

Definition of give an undertaking

British, formal

  1. :  to make a promise The newspaper gave an undertaking not to disclose his identity.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. :  the act of one who undertakes or engages in a project or business

    :  the business of an undertaker

    :  something undertaken :  enterprise

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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