Phrasal Verbs

embark on

This page is about the phrasal verb embark on


to begin something, usually something that will be challenging and time-consuming

For example

  • embark on sth After quitting her job as a teacher, Sam embarked on a new career as a clothes designer.

  • embark on sth We're embarking on a campaign to encourage our young people to eat healthy food.

Nouns often used as objects with embark on: career, campaign, venture, program, policy, project, course

A slightly more formal variation is "embark upon", which can be used to mean the same thing, and can be used in the same way.

Quick Quiz

Barry has decided to embark on

a. a game of golf

b. a career as a golfer

c. a golf instructor

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