enterprise


enterprise
noun
1 plan/project
ADJECTIVE
great
exciting
ambitious, difficult, hazardous
successful
collaborative (esp. AmE), collective, common, cooperative, joint (esp. BrE)

The project is a joint enterprise with the Business School.

criminal
academic, research, scientific
VERB + ENTERPRISE
embark on, start, undertake

They are willing to undertake a new enterprise.

abandon
ENTERPRISE + VERB
fail, succeed
PREPOSITION
in an/the enterprise

The team leader will be the most important factor in this difficult enterprise.

2 a business
ADJECTIVE
large, large-scale
small, small-scale
profitable, successful
family, private
government-sponsored (AmE), public, social (esp. BrE), state, state-owned
global, multinational
business, commercial, for-profit (esp. AmE)

the complex organization of a business enterprise

agricultural, economic, farming, industrial, manufacturing
VERB + ENTERPRISE
build, create
control, manage, run

He runs a successful small enterprise.

invest in
privatize
ENTERPRISE + VERB
operate
expand, grow, succeed
fail
PREPOSITION
in an enterprise, within an enterprise

something that affects all the workers in the enterprise

3 development of businesses
ADJECTIVE
free, private

The Act will encourage private enterprise.

local
corporate, individual
VERB + ENTERPRISE
encourage, promote
ENTERPRISE + NOUN
culture (esp. BrE)

The government has promoted the enterprise culture.

4 abilities/imagination
ADJECTIVE
great

I thought she showed great enterprise.

VERB + ENTERPRISE
show
PHRASES
a spirit of enterprise

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