undergo

verb un·der·go \ ˌən-dər-ˈgō \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of undergo

-went play \ˌən-dər-ˈwent\; undergone play \ˌən-dər-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\; undergoing play \ˌən-dər-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to submit to :endure
2 :to go through :experience
  • undergo a transformation
3 obsolete :undertake
4 obsolete :to partake of

Examples of undergo in a Sentence

  1. She will have to undergo an operation.

  2. some people undergo a complete transformation while away at college

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First Known Use of undergo

14th century

undergo Synonyms


UNDERGO Defined for English Language Learners

undergo

verb

Definition of undergo for English Language Learners

  • : to experience or endure (something)


UNDERGO Defined for Kids

undergo

verb un·der·go \ ˌən-dər-ˈgō \

Definition of undergo for Students

underwent \-ˈwent\; undergone \-ˈgȯn\; undergoing \-ˈgō-iŋ\
:to experience or endure (something)
  • I have to undergo an operation.
  • He underwent a change of feelings.


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