undergo

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 undergo — verb Undergo is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑patient Undergo is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alteration, ↑autopsy, ↑bypass, ↑change, ↑check, ↑conversion, ↑crisis, ↑development, ↑evaluation, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 undergo — transitive verb (underwent; undergone; undergoing) Date: 14th century 1. to submit to ; endure 2. to go through ; experience < undergo a transformation > 3. obsolete undertake …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 undergo — un|der|go [ ,ʌndər gou ] (past tense un|der|went [ ,ʌndər went ] ; past participle un|der|gone [ ,ʌndər gɔn ] ) verb transitive ** 1. ) to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary: undergo surgery/treatment/an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 undergo — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)go͟ʊ[/t]] undergoes, undergoing, underwent, undergone VERB If you undergo something necessary or unpleasant, it happens to you. [V n] New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks... [V n] He underwent an agonising …

    English dictionary

  • 16 undergo — verb past tense underwent, past participle undergone (transitive not in passive) if you undergo a change, an unpleasant experience etc, it happens to you, or is done to you: She s undergoing surgery. | The company underwent several major changes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 undergo — verb a) To experience; to pass through a phase. The project is undergoing great changes. b) To suffer or endure; bear with …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 undergo — Synonyms and related words: abide, afford, be exposed to, be subjected to, bear, bow, defer, encounter, endure, experience, feel, go through, have, know, labor under, live through, meet, meet up with, meet with, pass through, pay, run up against …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 undergo — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. suffer, experience, endure, sustain, bear, stand, withstand. See circumstance, pain, occurrence. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. sustain, submit to, support, experience, feel, know, be subject to, bear,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 undergo — v. a. == make to go under. Ps. xvi. 13 …

    Oldest English Words