Definition of embark :
1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
2. To engage in any affair.
3. To engage, enlist, or invest ( as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
4. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.
set out, move into, figure, get off, venture, approach, send, get in, go into, take on, transport, lead off, participate, get into, open, leave port, go in, take up, set sail, institute, pretend, get the show on the road, enroll, set to, hazard, guess, insert, set about, stake, enrol, enter, kick off, launch, get going, get cracking, put down, recruit, record, accede, jeopardize, adventure, infix, ship, board, come in, inscribe
begin (part of speech: verb)
emerge, originate, initialize, germinate, begin, initiate, inaugurate, form, create, conceive, start, spring, introduce, undertake, bud, dawn, hatch, develop, prepare, stem, sprout, commence, birth, induct
depart (part of speech: verb)
- He therefore determined to embark the rest of his capital in agricultural operations. - "On the Pampas", G. A. Henty.
- However, the will of the First Consul must be obeyed, and Jerome was compelled to embark. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- We would have found Natacha without you; Gounsovski notified us that she was going to embark in the Bay of Lachtka this evening with Priemkof. - "The Secret of the Night", Gaston Leroux.