- to bring into discord or conflict; involve in contention or strife.
- to throw into confusion; complicate.
Origin of embroil
Related Words for embroilmentaltercation, squabble, clash, brawl, argument, fight, spat, tiff, fray, quarrel, conflict, dispute
Examples from the Web for embroilment
Historical Examples of embroilment
Different from both would be the value of a peace by neglect of such useless national discriminations as now make for embroilment.
"I scarcely see how to take this," he said, being clever enough to suppose that a dash of candour might sweeten the embroilment.Springhaven
R. D. Blackmore
The Pope sent his plenipotentiary with troops; but this only increased the embroilment.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
Does like join itself to like; does the spirit of method stir in that confusion, so that its embroilment becomes order?
Time during such an embroilment was hard to measure, and Shann could not be sure.Storm Over Warlock
- to involve (a person, oneself, etc) in trouble, conflict, or argument
- to throw (affairs) into a state of confusion or disorder; complicate; entangle