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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’build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surroundView synonyms
Middle English: from Old French embataillier.
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