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embattle

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[ em-bat-l ]
/ ɛmˈbæt l /
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verb (used with object), em·bat·tled, em·bat·tling.
to arrange in order of battle; prepare for battle; arm.
to fortify (a town, camp, etc.).
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Origin of embattle

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1350–1400; Middle English embatailen<Middle French embataillier.See em-1, battle1

Other definitions for embattle (2 of 2)

embattle2
[ em-bat-l ]
/ ɛmˈbæt l /

verb (used with object), em·bat·tled, em·bat·tling.
to furnish with battlements.

Origin of embattle

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First recorded in 1350–1400, embattle is from the Middle English word embatailen.See em-1, battle2
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British Dictionary definitions for embattle

embattle
/ (ɪmˈbætəl) /

verb (tr)
to deploy (troops) for battle
to strengthen or fortify (a position, town, etc)
to provide (a building) with battlements

Word Origin for embattle

C14: from Old French embataillier; see en- 1, battle
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