- to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
- to throw into confusion; complicate.
Origin of embroil
Examples from the Web for embroiled
Since late in 2013, Mark Driscoll has been embroiled in serial controversies.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?
November 2, 2014
Does the fact that Cary is embroiled in all of this now spark any sort of crisis of conscience?‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts
September 29, 2014
Hobby Lobby has been embroiled in a faith-based lawsuit over covering contraception as part of the Affordable Care Act.Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers
June 10, 2014
For the last two weeks, Game of Thrones has been embroiled in sexual controversy.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 5 'First of His Name' Recap: An Ode to the Women of Westeros
May 5, 2014
Is Scott Walker about to be embroiled in yet another corruption probe?Scott Walker Investigated in Secret Wisconsin Probe
October 24, 2013
He told me once that he had embroiled me with Monsieur by policy.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
To be embroiled now might ruin everything, and by a miracle he kept his temper.The Tavern Knight
Nearly all his life he was embroiled in controversy of one sort or another.Recollections
David Christie Murray
It is not right for them, who are from the country here, to be embroiled with their relatives.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
At this, I recognized the bearer of that epistle which had embroiled me with the Abbe Montreuil.Devereux, Complete
- to involve (a person, oneself, etc) in trouble, conflict, or argument
- to throw (affairs) into a state of confusion or disorder; complicate; entangle