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Synonyms for enterprise

Synonyms for enterprise

something undertaken, especially something requiring extensive planning and work

an exciting, often hazardous undertaking

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

Synonyms for enterprise

a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

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From this western impulse coming in contact with the barrier of the Atlantic sprang the commerce and enterprise of modern times.
In the first act of the telephone drama, it was he who put the enterprise upon a business basis, and laid down the first principles of its policy.
One of the first to revive these tramontane expeditions was General Ashley, of Missouri, a man whose courage and achievements in the prosecution of his enterprises have rendered him famous in the Far West.
This led him to advert to a great enterprise set on foot and conducted by him, between twenty and thirty years since, having for its object to carry the fur trade across the Rocky Mountains, and to sweep the shores of the Pacific.
He did this grudgingly however, and retained most of his big enterprises of his own.
She was an indulgent parent, however, and really had little objection to Emma Jane amusing herself in this unusual way; it was only for Rebecca, as the niece of the difficult Miranda Sawyer, that she raised scruples; but when fully persuaded that the enterprise was a charitable one, she acquiesced.
While this was going on there came up to the inn a sowgelder, who, as he approached, sounded his reed pipe four or five times, and thereby completely convinced Don Quixote that he was in some famous castle, and that they were regaling him with music, and that the stockfish was trout, the bread the whitest, the wenches ladies, and the landlord the castellan of the castle; and consequently he held that his enterprise and sally had been to some purpose.
Therefore such as these have great difficulties in consummating their enterprise, for all their dangers are in the ascent, yet with ability they will overcome them; but when these are overcome, and those who envied them their success are exterminated, they will begin to be respected, and they will continue afterwards powerful, secure, honoured, and happy.
In addition it was Dona Rita who would have to do the persuading; for, after all, such an enterprise with its ugly and desperate risks was not a trifle to put before a man - however young.
Who, then, was this person, and what was the enterprise that he proposed?
With it we bought the necessary outfit and presents for my enterprise and started for Bekwando.
The enterprise has failed--the Arctic expedition is lost and ice-locked in the Polar wastes.
Like his younger brother Henry, he had increased his pecuniary resources by his own enterprise and ingenuity; with this difference, that his speculations were connected with the Arts.
The profit of that enterprise will enable me to obtain a long, low, black schooner, raise a death's-head flag and engage in commerce on the high seas.
The scientific journals, for their part, dealt more especially with the questions which touched upon the enterprise of the Gun Club.