Etymology
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embattle (v.)

late 14c., "prepare for a fight," from Old French embataillier "to prepare for battle," from assimilated form of en- (see en- (1)) + bataille (see battle (n.)). Related: Embattled; embattling. Originally of armies; of individuals as well since 1590s (first attested in Spenser).

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Definitions of embattle

embattle (v.)
fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense;
an embattled castle
embattle (v.)
prepare for battle or conflict;
From wordnet.princeton.edu