Definition of deploy
1a : to extend (a military unit) especially in widthb : to place in battle formation or appropriate positions deploying troops to the region
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.
Recent Examples of deploy from the Web
The administration of the first President George Bush successfully deployed the first national cap-and-trade system in 1990 to lower emissions of the pollutants that cause acid rain.
A ministry statement said the army deployed warplanes and attack helicopters in the operation Tuesday.
South Korea started deploying the U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in March and Japan is considering purchasing its own missile shield.
On Tuesday, Anastasiades warned that talks were now at risk of deadlock because of an insistence by Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to keep Turkish troops deployed on the island even after a peace deal.
In March, the THAAD system was deployed in South Korea shortly before the nation’s former president, Park Geun Hye, was removed from office.
Sony tapped the company to deploy website content for its Alpha camera line and high definition audio products.
When the main parachute didn't open, the reserve parachute deployed, Seuzeneau said.
How Ehle deploys that one line to A) impart information, B) reveal something of the idiosyncratic character saying it, and C) hand the audience a strangely funny moment may well be the subject of a future graduate thesis project.
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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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