"embarks" in the verb sense
1. embark, ship
go on board
2. embark, enter
set out on (an enterprise or subject of study
"she embarked upon a new career"
3. venture, embark
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
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