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em·bat·tle

 (ĕm-băt′l)
tr.v. em·bat·tled, em·bat·tling, em·bat·tles
1. To prepare for battle; array.
2. To furnish with battlements for defense.

[Middle English embataillen, from Old French embataillier : en-, in; see en-1 + bataillier, to battle (from bataille, battle; see battle).]

embattle

(ɪmˈbætəl)
vb (tr)
1. (Military) to deploy (troops) for battle
2. (Military) to strengthen or fortify (a position, town, etc)
3. (Fortifications) to provide (a building) with battlements
[C14: from Old French embataillier; see en-1, battle]

em•bat•tle1

(ɛmˈbæt l)

v.t. -tled, -tling.
1. to arm or array for battle.
2. to fortify (a town, camp, etc.).
[1350–1400; Middle English embatailen < Middle French embataillier. See em-1, battle1]

em•bat•tle2

(ɛmˈbæt l)

v.t. -tled, -tling.
to furnish with battlements.
[1350–1400; Middle English embatailen. See em-1, battle2]

embattle


Past participle: embattled
Gerund: embattling

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embattle - fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense; "an embattled castle"
fort, fortify - enclose by or as if by a fortification
2.embattle - prepare for battle or conflict
machinate, devise, prepare, organise, organize, get up - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"