embark on


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Related to embark on: embark upon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embark on - get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
commence, lead off, start, begin - set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
inaugurate, kick off - commence officially
open - begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
Translations
يُباشِر، يَبْدَأ
begynde påstarte
hefja, ráîast í

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.