embark on/upon sth

The company has recently embarked on a new venture.


She has already embarked on her studies.

be about to, be ready to

She was now ready to embark on her adventure.

Embark is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑passenger

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • embark — em‧bark [ɪmˈbɑːk ǁ ɑːrk] verb [intransitive] TRAVEL if passengers embark, they get on a ship or plane: • Passengers should assemble in the lounge before embarking. * * * embark UK US /ɪmˈbɑːk/ verb ► [I] to go onto a ship, aircraft, or train:… …   Financial and business terms

  • Embark — Em*bark , v. i. 1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage in any affair. [1913 Webster] Slow to embark in such an undertaking. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embark — ► VERB 1) go on board a ship or aircraft. 2) (embark on/upon) begin (a new project or course of action). DERIVATIVES embarkation noun. ORIGIN French embarquer, from barque bark, ship …   English terms dictionary

  • Embark — Em*bark , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embarking}.] [F. embarquer; pref. em (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See {Bark}. a vessel.] 1. To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embark — I verb auspicate, begin, commence, conscendere, engage in an enterprise, enter, enter upon, get under way, go into, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, make a beginning, originate, plunge into, rationem inire, set out, start, start out, take …   Law dictionary

  • embark on — index commence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • embark — 1540s, from M.Fr. embarquer, from em (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + barque small ship (see BARK (Cf. bark) (n.)). Related: Embarked; embarking …   Etymology dictionary

  • embark — [v] get on transportation object board, commence, emplane, enter, entrain, go aboard ship, launch, leave port, plunge into, put on board, set about, set out, set sail, take on board, take ship; concepts 159,195,224 Ant. disembark, stay …   New thesaurus

  • embark on — [v] begin undertaking, journey broach, commence, engage, enter, get off, initiate, jump off, launch, open, plunge into, set about, set out, set to, start, take up, tee off*; concepts 100,221 …   New thesaurus

  • embark — [em bärk′, imbärk′] vt. [Fr embarquer < Sp or OProv embarcar < em (L in ) + L barca, BARK3] 1. to put or take (passengers or goods) aboard a ship, aircraft, etc. 2. to engage (a person) or invest (money, etc.) in an enterprise vi. 1. to go… …   English World dictionary

  • embark — v. 1) (D; intr.) to embark for (to embark for France) 2) (d; intr.) to embark on (to embark on a new career) * * * [ɪm bɑːk] (D; intr.) to embark for (to embark for France) (d; intr.) to embark on (to embark on a new career) …   Combinatory dictionary

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