[ US /ɛmˈbætəɫ/ ]
- prepare for battle or conflict
fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
an embattled castle
How To Use embattle In A Sentence
- The embattled mayor explained his position in an interview after the rally.
- Teenage fighters with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles lurked on bridges or in derelict areas near the main highway leading west toward the embattled town of Fallujah.
- He needed intelligently and forthrightly to answer her charges and demonstrate sympathy for her embattled position.
- Embattled against the blessed angelic and archangelic host are the wicked cohorts of the Lords of Darkness. PROBLEM OF EVIL
- Agha's forces have been pushing from the south against Kandahar while troops loyal to former deputy foreign minister Hamid Karzai have been advancing from the north against the embattled city.
- An hour later the army relieves me of the decision by closing the embattled road.
- Ahead, the three network anchors make a joint appearance, with Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings offering support to an embattled Dan Rather.
- So powerful had these embattled minorities become, that decent chaps like him had been forced upon the defensive.
- Forbearing to engage in the open field, where the gain would lie wholly with the enemy, he lay stoutly embattled on ground where the citizens must reap advantage; since, as he doggedly persisted, to march out meant to be surrounded on every side; whereas to stand at bay where every defile gave a coign of vantage, would give him mastery complete. 46 Agesilaus
- Now, political observers say, there's little chance the embattled congressman will pursue Gracie Mansion, upending the field of hopefuls looking to replace Mr. Bloomberg. Weiner Upends Mayoral Field