AskDefine | Define embark

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1 go on board [syn: ship] [ant: disembark]
2 set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she embarked upon a new career" [syn: enter]
3 proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer" [syn: venture]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To get on a boat or ship.
    All passengers please embark now.
  2. To start, begin.
    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.



to get on a boat
to start

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air-express, airfreight, airmail, assume, begin, board, commence, consign, dispatch, drop a letter, embark on, embus, emplane, engage in, enplane, enter, enter upon, entrain, expedite, export, express, forward, freight, get off, get under way, go aboard, go into, go off soundings, go on board, go on shipboard, go to sea, have way upon, initiate, jump off, launch, mail, open, post, push off, put off, put to sea, remit, sail, sail away, send, send away, send forth, send off, set about, set to, ship, shove off, start, tackle, take on, take ship, take up, transmit, weigh anchor
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