deploy

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verb de·ploy \di-ˈplȯi\

Definition of deploy

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to extend (a military unit) especially in widthb :  to place in battle formation or appropriate positions deploying troops to the region

  3. 2 :  to spread out, utilize, or arrange for a deliberate purpose deploy a sales force deploy a parachute

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move, spread out, or function while being deployed the troops deployed along the front the parachute failed to deploy

deployable

play \-ə-bəl\ adjective

deployment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of deploy in a Sentence

  1. The troops were deployed for battle.

  2. They plan to deploy more American soldiers over the next six months.

  3. Two scientists were deployed to study the problem.

  4. Both campaigns are deploying volunteers to the cities to encourage people to vote.

  5. Equipment and supplies have been deployed across the country.

  6. He deploys several arguments to prove his point.

  7. Wait several seconds before deploying the parachute.

  8. The boat's sails were not fully deployed.

  9. The parachute failed to deploy properly.

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Origin and Etymology of deploy

French déployer, literally, to unfold, from Old French desploier, from des- dis- + ploier, plier to fold — more at ply


DEPLOY Defined for English Language Learners

deploy

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verb

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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