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embattle

play
verb em·bat·tle \im-ˈba-təl\

Definition of embattle

em·bat·tledem·bat·tling play \-ˈbat-liŋ, -təl-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to arrange in order of battle :  prepare for battle

  3. 2 :  fortify



Origin of embattle

Middle English embatailen, from Anglo-French embatailler, from en- + batailler to battle


First Known Use: 14th century


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