transitive verb (underwent; undergone; undergoing) Date: 14th century 1. to submit to ; endure 2. to go through ; experience <
undergo a transformation
3. obsolete undertake 4. obsolete to partake of

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  • Undergo — Un der*go , v. t. [imp. {Underwent}; p. p. {Undergone} (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Undergoing}.] [AS. underg[=a]n. See {Under}, and {Go}.] 1. To go or move below or under. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To be subjected to; to bear up against; to pass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undergo — index allow (endure), bear (tolerate), endure (suffer), tolerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • undergo — (v.) O.E. undergan undermine, from UNDER (Cf. under) + gan (see GO (Cf. go)). Cf. M.Du. ondergaen, O.H.G. untarkun, Ger. untergehen, Dan. undergaa. Sense of submit to, endure is attested from c.1300. Meaning to pass through (an alteration …   Etymology dictionary

  • undergo — *experience, sustain, suffer Analogous words: *bear, endure, abide, tolerate: accept, *receive: submit, bow, *yield, defer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • undergo — [v] be subjected to abide, bear, bear up, bow, defer, encounter, endure, experience, feel, go through, have, know, meet with, put up with, see, share, stand, submit to, suffer, support, sustain, tolerate, weather, withstand, yield; concept 23 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • undergo — ► VERB (undergoes; past underwent; past part. undergone) ▪ experience or be subjected to (something unpleasant or arduous). ORIGIN Old English, «undermine» …   English terms dictionary

  • undergo — [un΄dər gō′] vt. underwent, undergone, undergoing 1. to experience; endure; go through 2. Obs. to undertake …   English World dictionary

  • undergo — 01. My grandpa has to [undergo] a number of tests in order to see if his cancer is operable. 02. She is to [undergo] knee surgery tomorrow morning. 03. Applicants to the fire department must [undergo] medical tests before their interviews. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • undergo — un|der|go [ˌʌndəˈgəu US ˌʌndərˈgou] v past tense underwent [ ˈwent] past participle undergone [ ˈgɔn US ˈgo:n] [T not in passive] if you undergo a change, an unpleasant experience etc, it happens to you or is done to you ▪ The country has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undergo */*/ — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈɡəʊ] / US [ˌʌndərˈɡoʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms undergo : present tense I/you/we/they undergo he/she/it undergoes present participle undergoing past tense underwent UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈwent] / US [ˌʌndərˈwent] past participle undergone… …   English dictionary

  • undergo — undergoer, n. /un deuhr goh /, v.t., underwent, undergone, undergoing. 1. to be subjected to; experience; pass through: to undergo surgery. 2. to endure; sustain; suffer: to undergo sustained deprivation. [bef. 1000; ME undergon, OE undergan. See …   Universalium

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