Definition of deploy
1 a : to extend (a military unit) especially in width b : to place in battle formation or appropriate positions
2 : to spread out, utilize, or arrange for a deliberate purpose <deploy a sales force> <deploy a parachute>
: to move, spread out, or function while being deployed <the troops deployed along the front> <the parachute failed to deploy>
deployableplay \-ə-bəl\ adjective
deploymentplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of deploy in a sentence
The troops were deployed for battle.
They plan to deploy more American soldiers over the next six months.
Two scientists were deployed to study the problem.
Both campaigns are deploying volunteers to the cities to encourage people to vote.
Equipment and supplies have been deployed across the country.
He deploys several arguments to prove his point.
Wait several seconds before deploying the parachute.
The boat's sails were not fully deployed.
The parachute failed to deploy properly.
Origin and Etymology of deploy
French déployer, literally, to unfold, from Old French desploier, from des- dis- + ploier, plier to fold — more at ply
First Known Use: 1616
DEPLOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deploy for English Language Learners
: to organize and send out (people or things) to be used for a particular purpose
: to open up and spread out the parts of (something, such as a parachute)
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