Synonyms of enterprise in English:


See definition of enterprise


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, 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