- to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
- to start an enterprise, business, etc.
- to put or receive on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
- to involve (someone) in an enterprise.
- to venture or invest (something) in an enterprise.
Origin of embark
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Examples from the Web for embarks
But the main question facing Correct the Record is what becomes of it once Clinton embarks on a full-scale campaign.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe
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Mary believes him, and embarks on a wacky, stalker-ish road trip across the country trying to track him down.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More
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The new looks will debut in Brooklyn Wednesday night as Timberlake embarks on his 69-date tour.IMG Signs Christie Brinkley and Daughter Sailor; Schiaparelli to Show at Paris Couture Week
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But now she has to send him off as he graduates from college and embarks on a new life in a new home.10 Books for My Son the Graduate
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Taurus engages in some PDA, Gemini acts as an anchor, and Leo embarks on a fantastic voyage.The Stars Predict Your Week
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So he embarks upon a task which he can never hope to complete.The Book-Hunter at Home
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He who embarks goods; also mentioned in some of our statutes as the master of a ship.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Having saved some capital, she embarks on a down-town tea room.The Canadian Girl at Work
He embarks on self-justification—a thing one should never do.It Never Can Happen Again</p>
William De Morgan
The ship was quickly ready, he embarks the chest in the ship, and they set out.Basque Legends
- to board (a ship or aircraft)
- (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to commence or engage (in) a new project, venture, etc
C16: via French from Old Provençal embarcar, from em- + barca boat, barque
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Word Origin and History for embarks
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