ADJ. great | exciting | ambitious, difficult, hazardous | common, cooperative, joint The programme is a joint enterprise with the National Business School.
VERB + ENTERPRISE embark on/upon, start, undertake They are willing to undertake a new enterprise. | abandon
ENTERPRISE + VERB fail, succeed
PREP. in an/the ~ The team leader will be the most important factor in this difficult enterprise.
2 a business
ADJ. large, large-scale, medium-sized, small, small-scale | profitable, successful | family, private | public, state, state-owned | multinational | agricultural, business, commercial, economic, farming, industrial, manufacturing the complex organization of a business enterprise
VERB + ENTERPRISE control, manage, run He runs a successful small enterprise. | invest in
ENTERPRISE + VERB expand, grow, succeed | fail
PREP. in/within an ~ something that affects all the workers in the enterprise
3 development of businesses
ADJ. free, private The Act will encourage private enterprise. | local | corporate, individual, municipal
VERB + ENTERPRISE encourage, promote
ENTERPRISE + NOUN culture The government has promoted the small firm and the enterprise culture.
ADJ. great I thought she showed great enterprise.
VERB + ENTERPRISE show
PHRASES a spirit of enterprise