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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Undertake \Un'der*take"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. {Undertook}; p. p. {Undertaken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Undertaking}.] [Under + take.]

1. To take upon one's self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt.

To second, or oppose, or undertake The perilous attempt. --Milton.

2. Specifically, to take upon one's self solemnly or expressly; to lay one's self under obligation, or to enter into stipulations, to perform or to execute; to covenant; to contract.

I 'll undertake to land them on our coast. --Shak.

3. Hence, to guarantee; to promise; to affirm.

And he was not right fat, I undertake. --Dryden.

And those two counties I will undertake Your grace shall well and quietly enjoiy. --Shak.

I dare undertake they will not lose their labor. --Woodward.

4. To assume, as a character. [Obs.] --Shak.

5. To engage with; to attack. [Obs.]

It is not fit your lordship should undertake every companion that you give offense to. --Shak.

6. To have knowledge of; to hear. [Obs.] --Spenser.

7. To take or have the charge of. [Obs.] "Who undertakes you to your end." --Shak.

Keep well those that ye undertake. --Chaucer.

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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