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embark

verb em·bark \im-ˈbärk\

: to begin a journey especially on a ship or airplane

Full Definition of EMBARK

intransitive verb
1
:  to go on board a vehicle for transportation <the troops embarked at noon>
2
:  to make a start <embarked on a new career>
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to go on board (as a boat or airplane)
2
:  to engage, enlist, or invest in an enterprise
em·bar·ka·tion \ˌem-ˌbär-ˈkā-shən, -bər-\ noun
em·bark·ment \im-ˈbärk-mənt\ noun
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Examples of EMBARK

  1. The troops are waiting to embark.
  2. Millions of Europeans embarked for America in the late 19th century.

Origin of EMBARK

Middle French embarquer, from Old Occitan embarcar, from em- (from Latin in-) + barca bark
First Known Use: 1533
EMBARK Defined for Kids

embark

verb em·bark \im-ˈbärk\
em·barkedem·bark·ing

Definition of EMBARK for Kids

1
:  to go on or put on board a ship or an airplane <The last of the passengers embarked.>
2
:  to begin a project or task <She embarked on a new career.>

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