Definitions for: Undergo


[v] accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
[v] of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
[v] go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

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 undergothe
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. --Shak.

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. --Shak.

5. To be subject or amenable to; to underlie. [Obs.]

Claudio undergoes my challenge. --Shak.

Synonyms: experience, get, go through, have, receive, see, submit, take

See Also: abide, bear, brook, come, comprehend, endure, endure, enjoy, feel, find, horripilate, know, live, meet, participate, perceive, put up, respire, stand, stomach, suffer, suffer, support, sustain, take, take part, test, tolerate, witness

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