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UNDERGO (undergone, underwent)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does undergo mean? 

UNDERGO (verb)
  The verb UNDERGO has 3 senses:

1. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
2. go or live through
3. accept or undergo, often unwillingly

  Familiarity information: UNDERGO used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDERGO (verb)


Sense 1undergo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

undergo; experience; have; receive; get

Context examples:

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

"Undergo" entails doing...:

comprehend; perceive (to become aware of through the senses)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "undergo"):

respire (undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide)

labor; labour (undergo the efforts of childbirth)

get; have; suffer; sustain (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses))

take (experience or feel or submit to)

horripilate (have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2undergo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go or live through

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

experience; go through; undergo; see

Context examples:

We had many trials to go through / he saw action in Viet Nam

Hypernyms (to "undergo" is one way to...):

participate; take part (share in something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "undergo"):

find; see; witness (perceive or be contemporaneous with)

enjoy (have for one's benefit)

feel (undergo passive experience of:)

meet; suffer (undergo or suffer)

endure; suffer (undergo or be subjected to)

experience; know; live (have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations)

come (experience orgasm)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3undergo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept or undergo, often unwillingly

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

undergo; submit; take

Context example:

We took a pay cut

Hypernyms (to "undergo" is one way to...):

abide; bear; brook; digest; endure; put up; stand; stick out; stomach; suffer; support; tolerate (put up with something or somebody unpleasant)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "undergo"):

test (undergo a test)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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