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embattle

Syllabification: em·bat·tle
Pronunciation: /əmˈbadl
 
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Definition of embattle in English:

verb

[with object] archaic
1Set (an army) in battle array: it was three o’clock before the king’s army was embattled
1.1Fortify (a building or place) against attack.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French embataillier.

Words that rhyme with embattle

battle, cattle, chattel, prattle, rattle, Seattle, tattle

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