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Verb: embark  em'baa(r)k
  1. Go on board
    - ship
     
  2. Set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    "she embarked upon a new career";
    - enter
     
  3. Proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
    "We embarked into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer";
    - venture

Derived forms: embarked, embarks, embarking

Type of: begin, board, commence, get, get down, get on, go, move, proceed, set about, set out, start, start out

Antonym: disembark