Definition of embattle in English:

embattle

Line breaks: em|bat¦tle
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbat(ə)l
 
, ɛm-/

verb

[with object] archaic
  • 1Make (an army) ready for battle: it was three o’clock before the king’s army was embattled
  • 2Fortify (a building or place) against attack: fear builds castles and embattles cities

Origin

Middle English: from Old French embataillier.

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