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Definition of "embark" []

  • To cause to board a vessel or aircraft: stopped to embark passengers. (verb-transitive)
  • To enlist (a person or persons) or invest (capital) in an enterprise. (verb-transitive)
  • To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey. (verb-intransitive)
  • To set out on a venture; commence: embark on a world tour. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embark" in a sentence
  • "The dark trauma that followed Flo's death inspired Zaka embark on a documentary project, a tribute to the life of his friend."
  • "For years, the regulators of the global money supply ignored the advice of their top experts, probably because it would require them to do something unheard of, namely embark on a fundamental change in direction."
  • "Em - is a common prefix, found in words such as embark, embed, embody, emboss, embrace, and embroil."