Definition of embattle in English:

embattle

verb

[with object]archaic
  • 1Make (an army) ready for battle.

    ‘it was three o'clock before the king's army was embattled’
  • 2Fortify (a building or place) against attack.

    ‘fear builds castles and embattles cities’
    build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surround

Origin

Middle English from Old French embataillier.

Pronunciation

embattle

/ɪmˈbat(ə)l/ /ɛmˈbat(ə)l/