[ɛmbˈɑːk], [ɛmbˈɑːk], [ɛ_m_b_ˈɑː_k]

Definitions of embark:

  1.   To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
  2.   To put on board a ship; employ in any affair.
  3.   To put on board a bark or ship: to engage in any affair.
  4.   go on board
  5.   To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
  6.   To go on board a vessel; engage in any affair; as, to embark in a business.
  7.   To go on board a ship about to sail; to cause to go on board a ship; to engage in any undertaking; to engage another in any affair.
  8.   To put on board a ship or other vessel; to engage or invest in any affair.
  9.   To put or go on board a vessel; venture; engage; invest.
  10.   To engage, enlist, or invest ( as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
  11.   set out on ( an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); " she embarked upon a new career"
  12.   To engage in any affair.
  13.   To go on board a ship; engage in anything.
  14.   To go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.
  15.   Embarkation.
  16.   proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; " We ventured into the world of high- tech and bought a supercomputer"
  17.   To go on board ship; to engage or enter.

Antonyms for embark:

complete, get to, demolish, knock off, lay off, terminate, conclude, abandon, discontinue, enter, extinguish, get down, come to, descend, halt, disembark, end, phase out, cease, dismount, stop, forsake, land, close, reach, abolish, desist, quit, set down, leave, arrive, exterminate, destroy, finish, debark.

Quotes for embark:

  1. Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. – Alan Alda
  2. The work with which we embark on this first volume of a series of theological studies is a work with which the philosophical person does not begin, but rather concludes. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  3. The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization. – Max Baucus
  4. If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon. – Paul Begala
  5. We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support. – Hjalmar Branting
  6. A lot of people that embark on spiritual endeavors tended to, especially in the '60s and '70s, they tended to give up what they had before and cut themselves off from their lives, previous life as it were. But, I don't think that one should do that. – Dave Davies
  7. Well, pioneers always suffer. I don't care who is the first to embark upon things. For instance, settlers that settled the West, Western Canada and the U. S... they went though hell doing it, but it had to be done. – Bobby Hull

Usage examples for embark:

  1. “ " That the ship in which they were to embark for France should be ready in three days after their arrival at Tadousac, and a vessel provided for the transport of their goods, etc. ” – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  2. Humanly speaking, there seemed to be every reason why she should not embark upon the life of a field officer. ” – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  3. He then told me he feared he should be arrested whilst going to the port to embark – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. “ To embark in traffic must, I think, tend to destroy the usefulness of a missionary, or divert his attention from the great cause in which he is engaged. ” – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  5. Q. When did you embark on the vessel? ” – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  6. “ I can write no more, my very dear old friend, but only ask you to think of me as ever lovingly yours, W. J. After leaving Geneva James rested at Lamb House for a few days before going to Liverpool to embark – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  7. Should the ship embark you on or about the proper date, you will take on board your depot stores, except one week's provision. ” – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  8. In short, men, in their senses, do not embark on board a sinking ship. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  9. Sometimes it is a penny- dreadful, as when you deliberately leave your luggage on an express train going south, enter another standing upon a side track, and embark for an unknown destination. ” – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  10. “ For these reasons he wished to embark not only alone, but even without any provision for the voyage. ” – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  11. It is also gratifying to Lieutenant- Colonel Conran to see so few men on the sick list when about to embark considering the large numbers that were reported sick on their return from the front. ” – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
  12. There he turned and dealt the French a blow that closed his own career with glory and gained time for his men to embark in safety. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  13. “ Snelling to see our first regiment embark – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  14. The preparations were completed, and the French gentleman and his servant were ready to embark – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  15. “ No further protest had been made and not long after the departure of the division which was to climb the rugged pathway that led to the table- land the sailors were ready to embark – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  16. Whatever career you embark in do so in a more sanguine spirit. ” – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. He immediately resolved to embark in it, and return home. ” – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  18. It is no more possible to restrain them than to calm a frightened herd of wild pigs, nor will they embark at all until their frenzy has run its course and died of its own exhaustion. ” – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  19. We shall then embark in the first vessel for England. ” – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  20. They are travelling commissioners of war, of bloodshed and rebellion; and it is all the same in whatever seaport they embark – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski

Rhymes for embark:

Idioms for embark:

  • embark on sth;
  • embark for ( sm place);