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em·bark

 (ĕm-bärk′)
v. em·barked, em·bark·ing, em·barks
v.tr.
1. To cause to board a vessel or aircraft: stopped to embark passengers.
2. To enlist (a person or persons) or invest (capital) in an enterprise.
v.intr.
1. To go aboard a vessel or aircraft, as at the start of a journey.
2. To set out on a venture; commence: embark on a world tour.

[French embarquer, from Late Old French, probably from Medieval Latin imbarcāre : Latin in-, in- + barca, boat; see bark3.]

em′bar·ka′tion, em·bark′ment n.

embark

(ɛmˈbɑːk)
vb
1. to board (a ship or aircraft)
2. (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]
ˌembarˈkation, ˌembarˈcation n
emˈbarkment n

em•bark

(ɛmˈbɑrk)
v.i.
1. to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
2. to start or partake in an enterprise: to embark on a business venture.
v.t.
3. to board (passengers) onto a ship, aircraft, or the like.
4. to start up or invest in an enterprise.
[1540–50; < Middle French embarquer < Sp embarcar]
em`bar•ka′tion, n.
em•bark′ment, n.

embark


Past participle: embarked
Gerund: embarking

Imperative
embark
embark
Present
I embark
you embark
he/she/it embarks
we embark
you embark
they embark
Preterite
I embarked
you embarked
he/she/it embarked
we embarked
you embarked
they embarked
Present Continuous
I am embarking
you are embarking
he/she/it is embarking
we are embarking
you are embarking
they are embarking
Present Perfect
I have embarked
you have embarked
he/she/it has embarked
we have embarked
you have embarked
they have embarked
Past Continuous
I was embarking
you were embarking
he/she/it was embarking
we were embarking
you were embarking
they were embarking
Past Perfect
I had embarked
you had embarked
he/she/it had embarked
we had embarked
you had embarked
they had embarked
Future
I will embark
you will embark
he/she/it will embark
we will embark
you will embark
they will embark
Future Perfect
I will have embarked
you will have embarked
he/she/it will have embarked
we will have embarked
you will have embarked
they will have embarked
Future Continuous
I will be embarking
you will be embarking
he/she/it will be embarking
we will be embarking
you will be embarking
they will be embarking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embarking
you have been embarking
he/she/it has been embarking
we have been embarking
you have been embarking
they have been embarking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embarking
you will have been embarking
he/she/it will have been embarking
we will have been embarking
you will have been embarking
they will have been embarking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embarking
you had been embarking
he/she/it had been embarking
we had been embarking
you had been embarking
they had been embarking
Conditional
I would embark
you would embark
he/she/it would embark
we would embark
you would embark
they would embark
Past Conditional
I would have embarked
you would have embarked
he/she/it would have embarked
we would have embarked
you would have embarked
they would have embarked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embark - go on board
board, get on - get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
emplane, enplane - board a plane
debark, disembark, set down - go ashore; "The passengers disembarked at Southampton"
2.embark - set out on (an enterprise or subject of study); "she embarked upon a new career"
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
take up - pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
3.embark - proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
go, proceed, move - follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

embark

verb go aboard, climb aboard, board ship, step aboard, go on board, take ship They embarked on the battle cruiser HMS Renown.
go aboard land, arrive, get off, alight, step out of, go ashore
embark on something begin, start, launch, enter, engage, take up, set out, undertake, initiate, set about, plunge into, commence, broach He is embarking on a new career as a writer.

embark

verb
Translations
يَرْكَبُ سَفينَةُ
gå ombord
behajóz
setja/fara um borî
leistissėdimas į laivąsėsti į laivąsodinimas į laivąsodinti į laivą
kāpt uz kuģakraut kuģī
nalodiť

embark

[ɪmˈbɑːk]
A. VTembarcar
B. VI (Naut, Aer) → embarcarse (for, on con rumbo a en) to embark on [+ journey] → emprender; [+ business venture, explanation, discussion] → lanzarse a, embarcarse en

embark

[ɪmˈbɑːrk]
vi (= board a ship) → embarquer, s'embarquer
to embark on [+ ship] → embarquer à bord de, s'embarquer à bord de, embarquer sur, s'embarquer sur
vt [+ ship] → embarquer
embark on
embark upon vt fus (= begin) [+ journey] → entreprendre; [+ course of action] → se lancer dans; [+ sth risky, dubious] → s'embarquer dans

embark

vteinschiffen; goods alsoverladen
vi
(Naut) → sich einschiffen; (troops)eingeschifft werden
(fig) to embark up(on) somethingetw anfangen, etw beginnen

embark

[ɪmˈbɑːk] (Naut, Aer)
1. viimbarcarsi
2. vtimbarcare
embark on vi + prep (journey) → intraprendere; (business venture, explanation, discussion) → imbarcarsi in

embark

(imˈbaːk) verb
to go, or put, on board ship. Passengers should embark early.
ˌembarˈkation (em-) noun
embark on
to start or engage in. She embarked on a new career.
References in classic literature ?
As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same New Bedford, thence to embark on their voyage, it may as well be related that I, for one, had no idea of so doing.
I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances, and he refused them I will lead them to Hull, seize on shipping, and embark for Flanders; thanks to the bustling times, a man of action will always find employment.
Six fellows were to stay on board, and the remaining thirteen, including Silver, began to embark.
In that case," said the curate, "we must pass right through my village, and there your worship will take the road to Cartagena, where you will be able to embark, fortune favouring; and if the wind be fair and the sea smooth and tranquil, in somewhat less than nine years you may come in sight of the great lake Meona, I mean Meotides, which is little more than a hundred days' journey this side of your highness's kingdom.
He would be encouraged by the reflection, that if his opposition should prevail, it would embark in it a very respectable proportion of the legislative body, whose influence would be united with his in supporting the propriety of his conduct in the public opinion.
But then, when you wish to embark, you are obliged to come to the surface of the water?
He had managed to embark on the Rangoon at Calcutta without being seen by Passepartout, after leaving orders that, if the warrant should arrive, it should be forwarded to him at Hong Kong; and he hoped to conceal his presence to the end of the voyage.
We will embark for Algiers, for England, for America, or, if your prefer it, retire to the country and only return to Paris when our friends have reconciled your family.
Tell me how you came to embark upon such a course of conduct.
A little troop of men on horseback were waiting on the edge of the stream, ready to embark.
The hour had come--the hour of defeat and humiliation--when Sir William Howe was to pass over the threshold of the Province House, and embark, with no such triumphal ceremonies as he once promised himself, on board the British fleet.
So a vessel was got ready, and rigged with black sails; and Theseus, with six other young men, and seven tender and beautiful damsels, came down to the harbor to embark.