One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
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
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
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