Definition of embattle in English:

embattle

verb

[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • 1 Set (an army) in battle array.

    ‘it was three o'clock before the king's army was embattled’
    1. 1.1 Fortify (a building or place) against attack.
      build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surround
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French embataillier.

Pronunciation:

embattle

/əmˈbadl/