embark embark  /ɛm ˈbɑrk/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
  2. (v) go on board
  3. (v) proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Born in Pacho, in central Colombia, the future kingpin ran away from home at ten to embark on a life of street crime.
  2. But while some speculate that Britain could soon embark on an incinerator building boom, there are problems as well.
  3. Stewart's cleanup of Murad Khane has thus given him the license to embark on the cultural projects that are his real passion.

News

  1. Purdue pilots embark on race

    Two Purdue students are embarking on a race thousands of feet in the air.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WLFI Lafayette

  2. The 5 Games That Will Determine Patriots' Fate in 2013

    The Patriots and their revamped receiving corps will embark on a challenging 2013 schedule, one that could have them without all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski for the start of the season. The road to the playoffs always goes through the division, and the Dolphins especially have been extremely active this offseason, while both the Jets and Bills should provide the challenges that they always do ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Reyes to continue running program at Dunedin

    Jose Reyes will embark on the next phase of his rehab program when he heads to the Blue Jays' Minor League complex on Wednesday. Toronto's shortstop is expected to continue his running program in Dunedin, Fla., before appearing in simulated games on Friday and Saturday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

Quotes

  1. "We cannot consign our children to this future," he said. "The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now. Now is the moment for this generation to embark...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Financial Times

  2. McLeish said: "My lawyer saw Peter about two weeks ago. They had a very amicable conversation and negotiations. We left it with Peter and the board to come back to us, so we now await the decision. Now we're about to embark on another campaign, I...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Alex McLeish Source: ESPN

  3. "Tomorrow I embark on a new journey in my life. I do so with a firm faith in God and the support and faith of my family," Ryan said Tuesday night, surrounded by his wife, Lura Lynn, his children and other friends.
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: George Ryan Source: Guardian Unlimited

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