embark

[ em-bahrk ]
/ ɛmˈbɑrk /

verb (used without object)

to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
to start an enterprise, business, etc.

verb (used with object)

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.

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Origin of embark

1540–50; <Middle French embarquer<Spanish embarcar, equivalent to em-em-1 + -barcar, verbal derivative of barcabark3

OTHER WORDS FROM embark

re·em·bark, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for embark

embark
/ (ɛmˈbɑːk) /

verb

to board (a ship or aircraft)
(intr; usually foll by on or upon) to commence or engage (in) a new project, venture, etc

Derived forms of embark

embarkation, nounembarkment, noun

Word Origin for embark

C16: via French from Old Provençal embarcar, from em- + barca boat, barque
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