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embark

em·bark

embark

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm bark
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embarked, embarking, embarks
definition 1: to put or take aboard a ship or aircraft.
More cargo was embarked when the ship made its stop in Le Havre.
antonyms:
disembark
definition 2: to involve or invest in a venture.
similar words:
invest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to board a ship, esp. to begin a voyage.
The passengers embarked at Southampton and then sailed to New York.
antonyms:
disembark
similar words:
board, load, sail
definition 2: to set out on or begin some venture (usu. fol. by on).
He embarked on a political career.
synonyms:
enter upon, launch
similar words:
begin, commence, engage in, venture
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