1. To cause to board a vessel or aircraft.
2. To enlist (a person or persons) or invest (capital) in an enterprise.
3. To set out on a venture; commence.
A couple of ways you can remember this word:
The word is derived from from Middle French, the French of 1400 to 1600, embarquer, from em-, “in, into” + barque, “small ship”. So basically when you embark on something, you LEAVE ON A SHIP TO YOUR DESTINATION.
2. Mnemonic :
A simple one, though we admit it is a little immature: when you EMBARK on a journey, your dog BARKS.
1. The train stopped at the platform so that men could embark on their journeys.
2. Natalie embarked upon a new career and hope it brings her a lot of joy.
3. “Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (Ancient Roman Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman, 106 BC-43 BC)
4. “Life’s short span forbids our embarking on far-reaching hopes” – Horace (Ancient Roman Poet. 65 BC-8 BC)
5. “Whoever embarks with a woman embarks with a storm; but they are themselves the safety boats”