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Enterprise synonyms
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A secret or devious plan; a plot:
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  1. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
  2. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  3. A systematic plan of action:
Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
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  1. Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
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  1. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
  2. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
  3. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
A place where work is done, as a factory, public utility plant, etc.
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  1. A place where work is done, as a factory, public utility plant, etc.
  2. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  3. The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy.
A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
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  1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  2. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
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  1. A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
  2. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
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  1. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. A proposed or intended course of action:
A mutual promise to get married.
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  1. A mutual promise to get married.
  2. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  3. Employment, especially for a specified time:
An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
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  1. An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
  2. An unusual, stirring experience, often of a romantic nature
  3. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture.
An amorous relationship between two people not married to each other, esp. when at least one person is married to or involved with someone else
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  1. An amorous relationship between two people not married to each other, esp. when at least one person is married to or involved with someone else
  2. Personal business:
  3. A thing to be done; business
An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
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  1. An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
  2. Serious work or endeavor:
  3. One's work, occupation, or profession
A business enterprise; a firm.
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  1. A business enterprise; a firm.
  2. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  3. The state of friendly companionship; fellowship:
An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
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  1. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  2. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
  3. The condition of being in action or at work
An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose:
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  1. An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose:
  2. A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war:
  3. A series of organized, planned actions for a particular purpose, as for electing a candidate
The way of moving, working, etc., as of a machine, an organ of the body, etc.
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  1. The way of moving, working, etc., as of a machine, an organ of the body, etc.
  2. A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
  3. The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
A specified pursuit in which a person partakes.
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  1. A specified pursuit in which a person partakes.
  2. A physiological process:
  3. An educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
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  1. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
  2. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
  3. A special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule:
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  1. An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule:
  2. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need.
  3. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
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  1. A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
  2. The ground or reason for a choice made or action taken.
  3. An action, event, or force that produces or contributes to an effect or result. Also called causation.
Any of the separate military expeditions undertaken as part of the Crusades
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  1. Any of the separate military expeditions undertaken as part of the Crusades
  2. A vigorous, concerted action for some cause or idea, or against some abuse
  3. A concerted effort or vigorous movement for a cause or against an abuse:
A product or result of working or trying; achievement
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  1. A product or result of working or trying; achievement
  2. The use of physical or mental energy to do something; exertion.
  3. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
(Games) An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
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  1. (Games) An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
  2. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
  3. A change of residence, business location, etc.
A person or thing with reference to the risk involved in providing insurance
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  1. A person or thing with reference to the risk involved in providing insurance
  2. One considered with respect to the possibility of loss:
  3. Liability for injury, loss, or damage, by statute placed upon the manufacturer rather than the consumer, should it happen from normal use of a product.
A possible source of danger:
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  1. A possible source of danger:
  2. A chance of being injured or harmed:
  3. (Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
A difficult or tedious undertaking:
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  1. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
  2. A function to be performed; an objective:
  3. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. An effort or a try.
  3. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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  1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
Determination; resolution:
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  1. Determination; resolution:
  2. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
  3. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
(--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
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  1. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
  2. A speculative business venture
  3. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
A race offering a prize to the winner, especially a horserace in which the prize consists of money contributed equally by the horse owners.
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  1. A race offering a prize to the winner, especially a horserace in which the prize consists of money contributed equally by the horse owners.
  2. A length of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground, as for marking a boundary, supporting a plant, etc.
  3. A share or interest, as in property, a person, or a business venture
The procedure by which such matters are introduced, usually by a petition signed by a specified percentage of the voters
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  1. The procedure by which such matters are introduced, usually by a petition signed by a specified percentage of the voters
  2. The right of a group of citizens to introduce a matter for legislation either to the legislature or directly to the voters
  3. The power or ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task; enterprise and determination.
Energy, push, or aggressiveness:
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  1. Energy, push, or aggressiveness:
  2. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  3. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
Resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulties; spirit.
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  1. Resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulties; spirit.
  2. Courage to meet danger or difficulty; fortitude
  3. An animal's heart, liver, lungs, and windpipe, used for food
The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
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  1. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
  2. (Archaeology) A collection of artifacts or tools made from a specified material:
  3. A sector of an economy:
An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
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  1. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
  2. A housing project.
  3. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
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  1. Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
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  1. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
  2. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
  3. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture.
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  1. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture.
  2. An unusual or exciting experience:
  3. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences:
Prowess or daring
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  1. Prowess or daring
  2. A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
  3. An enterprise or adventure
An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
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  1. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
  2. Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
  3. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
Serious work or endeavor:
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  1. Serious work or endeavor:
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
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  1. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  2. A business enterprise; a firm.
  3. The state of friendly companionship; fellowship:
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. A business establishment; company; firm
Any of the political and economic bodies forming a corporative state, each being composed of the employers and employees in a certain industry, profession, etc.
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  1. Any of the political and economic bodies forming a corporative state, each being composed of the employers and employees in a certain industry, profession, etc.
  2. A group of people, as the mayor and aldermen of an incorporated town, legally authorized to act as an individual
  3. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal.
A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
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  1. A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
  2. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  3. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
A business enterprise.
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  1. A business enterprise.
  2. The name or designation under which a company transacts business.
  3. (Popularly) Any business company, whether or not unincorporated
A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
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  1. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
  2. A business firm; commercial establishment
  3. A publishing company:
(Informal) A business or firm.
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  1. (Informal) A business or firm.
  2. Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
  3. (Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
Energy, push, or aggressiveness:
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  1. Energy, push, or aggressiveness:
  2. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  3. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
(Slang) An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit:
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  1. (Slang) An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit:
  2. (Informal) Energetic action or effort; drive
  3. Energetic activity; drive.
The characteristic of originating new ideas or methods; ability to think and act without being urged; enterprise
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  1. The characteristic of originating new ideas or methods; ability to think and act without being urged; enterprise
  2. The power or ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task; enterprise and determination.
  3. The right of a group of citizens to introduce a matter for legislation either to the legislature or directly to the voters
The hole, cut, etc. made with a punch
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  1. The hole, cut, etc. made with a punch
  2. A tool driven or pressed against a surface that is to be stamped, pierced, etc.
  3. A tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to be worked out
Initiation of action motivated by energy and ambition.
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  1. Initiation of action motivated by energy and ambition.
  2. Enthusiastic and energetic drive or ambition
Guts; spunk.
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  1. Guts; spunk.
  2. Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.
  3. (Obs.) Shrewdness in practical matters; common sense
A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
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  1. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
  2. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
  3. (Informal) Aggressiveness; enterprise; drive
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