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English definition of “enterprising”


adjective     /ˈentəpraɪzɪŋ/
good at thinking of new business ideas or projects , and making them successful : an enterprising business / company / firm Throughout our company we need diverse , talented , creative , enterprising individuals who seize responsibility and think strategically .
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