Definition of embattle in English:

embattle

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’
    build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surround
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French embataillier.

Pronunciation

embattle

/ɪmˈbat(ə)l//ɛmˈbat(ə)l/