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Webster 1913 Edition


Undergo

Unˊder-go′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp.
Underwent
;
p. p.
Undergone
(?; 115)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Undergoing
.]
[AS.
undergān
. See
Under
, and
Go
.]
1.
To go or move below or under.
[Obs.]
2.
To be subjected to; to bear up against; to pass through; to endure; to suffer; to sustain;
as, to
undergo
toil and fatigue; to
undergo
pain, grief, or anxiety; to
undergo
the operation of amputation; food in the stomach
undergoes
the process of digestion
.
Certain to
undergo
like doom.
Milton.
3.
To be the bearer of; to possess.
[Obs.]
Their virtues else, be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may
undergo
.
Shakespeare
4.
To undertake; to engage in; to hazard.
[Obs.]
I have moved already
Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans
To
undergo
with me an enterprise.
Shakespeare
5.
To be subject or amenable to; to underlie.
[Obs.]
Claudio
undergoes
my challenge.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Undergo

UNDERGO'

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To suffer; to endure something burdensome or painful to the body or the mind; as, to undergo toil and fatigue; to undergo pain; to undergo grief or anxiety; to undergo the operation of amputation.
2.To pass through. Bread in the stomach undergoes the process of digestion; it undergoes a material alteration.
3.
To sustain without fainting, yielding or sinking. Can you undergo the operation, or the fatigue?
4.
To be the bearer of; to possess.
Virtues - as infinite as man may undergo. [Not in use.]
5.
To support; to hazard.
I have mov'd certain Romans to undergo with me an enterprise.
6.
To be subject to.
Claudio undergoes my challenge. Obs.

Definition 2022


undergo

undergo

English

Verb

undergo (third-person singular simple present undergoes, present participle undergoing, simple past underwent, past participle undergone)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To go or move under or beneath.
  2. (transitive) To experience; to pass through a phase.
    • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 4748:
      Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported [] that pine siskins (Spinus pinus) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
    The project is undergoing great changes.
  3. (transitive) To suffer or endure; bear with.
    The victim underwent great trauma.
    She had to undergo surgery because of her broken leg.

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