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EMB'ARK, verb transitive

1. To put or cause to enter on board a ship or other vessel or boat. The general embarked his troops and their baggage.

2. To engage a person in any affair. This projector embarked his friends in the design or expedition.

EMB'ARK, verb intransitive To go on board of a ship, boat or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon.

1. To engage in any business; to undertake in; to take a share in. The young man embarked rashly in speculation, and was ruined.