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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 ?
Guillaume Lejean, intrusted with a mission by the French Government, reached Karthoum by way of the Red Sea, and embarked upon the Nile with a retinue of twenty-one hired men and twenty soldiers, but he could not get past Gondokoro, and ran extreme risk of his life among the negro tribes, who were in full revolt.
I then took leave of him, and exchanging my merchandise for sandal and aloes wood, camphor, nutmegs, cloves, pepper, and ginger, I embarked upon the same vessel and traded so successfully upon our homeward voyage that I arrived in Balsora with about one hundred thousand sequins.
And so it was that when the first fair wind rose he embarked upon his cruise, and with him he took as strange and fearsome a crew as ever sailed under a savage master.
Had I been playing for myself, I think I should have left at once, and never have embarked upon gambling at all, for I could feel my heart beginning to beat, and my heart was anything but cold-blooded.
He cursed himself for a fool that he had ever embarked upon such a mission.
That you were generous enough to arrange when we first embarked upon the search for your daughter," replied von Horn.
So it was, when we moved to San Francisco into four wretched rooms in the slum south of Market Street, that he embarked upon the adventure with the joy and enthusiasm of a child--combined with the clear sight and mental grasp of an extraordinary intellect.
No man that had embarked upon it would return across that dreary ice cap.
From the beginning he has never concealed his belief that Professor Challenger is an absolute fraud, that we are all embarked upon an absurd wild-goose chase and that we are likely to reap nothing but disappointment and danger in South America, and corresponding ridicule in England.
What little the captains and crews had learned of handling feluccas they must have learned principally since they embarked upon this voyage, and while experience is an excellent teacher and had done much for them, they still had a great deal to learn.
Then having bade farewell, he embarked upon those two minutes which he had allotted to looking into himself; he knew beforehand what he was going to think about.
CDATA[ The Israel Land Fund has embarked upon a campaign to essentially recreate the Jewish National Fund and counteract purchases by hostile elements.