What Does Embark Mean?


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Embark is a verb that means to board, it refers to boarding a sea going vessel or aircraft. In terms of finance it refers to the investing in shares or stock or to generally invest in the financial markets. It also means "to set out" or to commence some journey or quest.

Embark comes from the French word "embarquer" which gets it from the Old French and it is derived from the Latin "Imbarcare" meaning "in a boat".

Words that in some ways convey a similar meaning are begin, approach, get off, commence, initiate, open, lead off, inaugurate, institute, set out etc.

In terms of NATO and the Department of Defence in the United States it refers to the loading of military equipment and personnel on ships and planes.

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