undertaking

noun
1 piece of work/business
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable (esp. BrE), large, major
enormous, great, huge, massive, monumental, tremendous (esp. AmE)
ambitious, important, serious
worthwhile
hazardous, risky
complex, difficult
costly, expensive
joint

the first joint undertaking of the two societies

commercial

We have to decide if this is a worthwhile commercial undertaking.

2 (esp. BrE, law) formal promise
ADJECTIVE
solemn
express
irrevocable
voluntary
written
contractual
public
VERB + UNDERTAKING
give (sb), make

He gave an undertaking not to leave the country before the trial.

seek
obtain
honour/honor

The factory failed to honour/honor its undertaking to stop dumping waste into the local river.

sign

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