to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
to throw into confusion; complicate.
- em·broil·er, noun
- em·broil·ment, noun
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How to use embroil in a sentence
At the same time, Felix was embroiled in a contract dispute with Nike, her primary sponsor for over a decade, over a clause that would tie performance protections for athletes to pregnancy.With 10th Medal, Allyson Felix Is Now The Most Decorated Female Track-and-Field Olympian Ever | Sean Gregory/Tokyo | August 6, 2021 | Time
Formally Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, the $10 billion contract was awarded to Microsoft in 2019, immediately embroiled in lawsuits, and finally cancelled on July 6.The Pentagon’s JEDI contract is dead. Here’s what’s next for cloud computing at the DOD. | Rob Verger | July 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
As the spring dragged on, the district grew further embroiled in a war that went beyond group texts and Facebook comments.'Critical Race Theory Is Simply the Latest Bogeyman.' Inside the Fight Over What Kids Learn About America's History | Olivia B. Waxman | June 24, 2021 | Time
For every enlightening scene of Williams as a child prodigy or embroiled in controversy, there is one that veers wide of the target.Serena Williams is more than a tennis player. ‘Seeing Serena’ offers a prismatic view of her impact. | Stuart Miller | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
The University of Oxford has also found itself embroiled in scandal.Forget Art and Gems, Thieves Make Discreet Millions at the Library | Candida Moss | May 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
This would embroil him with his neighbors, and make central Europe secure while France was fighting Spain.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Would it make her heart lighter to have you embroil yourself for her sake?The Diamond Coterie | Lawrence L. Lynch
I acknowledge that Heaven has not given me your talent, and that I have not the brains like you to embroil myself with justice.The Impostures of Scapin | (Poquelin) Moliere
Therefore the slave-owners who had gained possession of your Government hated her, insulted her, tried to embroil you with her.
It is not my business to embroil matters between the two countries; quite otherwise.
British Dictionary definitions for embroil
to involve (a person, oneself, etc) in trouble, conflict, or argument
to throw (affairs) into a state of confusion or disorder; complicate; entangle
- embroiler, noun
- embroilment, noun
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