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 for embark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in
        any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
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              It was the reputation of the sect upon which St.
              Paul embarked his salvation.          --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embark \Em*bark"\, v. i.
     1. To go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the
        troops embarked for Lisbon.
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     2. To engage in any affair.
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              Slow to embark in such an undertaking. --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  embark
      v 1: go on board [syn: embark, ship] [ant: debark,
           disembark, set down]
      2: set out on (an enterprise or subject of study); "she embarked
         upon a new career" [syn: embark, enter]
      3: proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We
         ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a
         supercomputer" [syn: venture, embark]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "embark":
     air-express, airfreight, airmail, assume, begin, board, commence,
     consign, dispatch, drop a letter, embark on, embus, emplane,
     engage in, enplane, enter, enter upon, entrain, expedite, export,
     express, forward, freight, get off, get under way, go aboard,
     go into, go off soundings, go on board, go on shipboard, go to sea,
     have way upon, initiate, jump off, launch, mail, open, post,
     push off, put off, put to sea, remit, sail, sail away, send,
     send away, send forth, send off, set about, set to, ship,
     shove off, start, tackle, take on, take ship, take up, transmit,
     weigh anchor
  
  

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