Synonyms of enterprise in English:


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1‘approaching such an aggressive and powerful creature is a dangerous enterprise’

undertaking, endeavour, venture, pursuit, exercise, activity, operation, exploit, mission, deed, act, action, move, measure, task, business, affair, proceeding
scheme, plan, plan of action, programme, campaign
project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, idea, conception
informal caper
British informal wheeze

2‘the school showed enterprise in its attempt to attract pupils’

initiative, resourcefulness, resource, imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, inventiveness, originality, creativity
quick-wittedness, cleverness, native wit, talent, ability, capability
spirit, spiritedness, enthusiasm, dynamism, leadership, drive, zest, dash, ambition, ambitiousness, energy, verve, vigour, vitality
boldness, daring, spirit of adventure, audacity, courage, intrepidity
informal gumption, get-up-and-go, go, push, oomph, pizzazz, pep, zip, vim

unimaginativeness, fecklessness

3‘a fan club should be a service rather than a profit-making enterprise’

business, company, firm, undertaking, commercial undertaking, venture, organization, operation, concern, industry, corporation, establishment, house, shop, office, bureau, agency, franchise, practice, partnership, consortium, cooperative, conglomerate, group, combine, syndicate
informal outfit, set-up