Undergo means "endure until something is complete." You might undergo testing to check your hearing or undergo special training if you want to volunteer at a homeless shelter.

The verb undergo means "experience" or "undertake." It is often used to describe medical procedures, such as, an injured quarterback who will undergo shoulder surgery. The word implies that it is something that has to happen so that a positive change occurs, like healing in the case of the quarterback or greater communication skills for a hot-tempered person who undergoes anger management training.

Definitions of undergo

v pass through

undergo a strange sensation”
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undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
labor, labour
undergo the efforts of childbirth
submit, take
accept or undergo, often unwillingly
experience, get, have, receive
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
experience, go through, see
go or live through
get, have, suffer, sustain
undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
experience, know, live
have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
undergo a test
experience or feel or submit to
endure, suffer
undergo or be subjected to
meet, suffer
undergo or suffer
undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"
have for one's benefit
have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps
find, see, witness
perceive or be contemporaneous with
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undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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