re·​de·​ploy ˌrē-di-ˈplȯi How to pronounce redeploy (audio)
redeployed; redeploying; redeploys

transitive verb

: to transfer from one area or activity to another

intransitive verb

: to relocate personnel or equipment
redeployment noun

Examples of redeploy in a Sentence

The soldiers were redeployed to the country's capital. Most units will redeploy to their home bases. They redeployed their assets into mutual funds.
Recent Examples on the Web In small woodcuts and drypoint etchings of the early 1920s, the shallow spaces and hard angles Beckmann initially applied to Christian motifs get redeployed for portraits, party scenes and acid views of Weimar society. Jason Farago, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Specifically, companies must think critically about how to redeploy their people on work beyond GenAI’s capability frontier. François Candelon, Fortune, 6 Oct. 2023 In response to ferocious Russian attacks, Ukraine in recent days has redeployed battalions from at least one brigade on the southern front to Avdiivka — a sign that Kyiv is drawing on resources that otherwise might be focused on its counteroffensive to oust Russian occupiers. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2023 The meeting appeared to reflect the Kremlin's plan to redeploy some Wagner mercenaries to the front line in Ukraine after their brief mutiny and the suspicious deaths of Prigozhin and the group's senior leadership in an Aug. 23 plane crash. Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 30 Sep. 2023 When it was stopped after an eleventh-hour deal involving Putin, Prigozhin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Wagner surrendered its heavy weaponry and its fighters redeployed to Belarus. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Identifying people’s irreplaceable skills and redeploying them to appropriate alternative roles should be a priority for policymakers and employers. Sander Van ‘t Noordende, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Using a new process to determine staffing based on patrol workload and temporarily redeploying certain specialized units to patrol duties. Alison Dirr, Journal Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023 That time allowed for significant observations to be made in how the drones operated, and meant that when the Navy redeployed them this summer to Guam, the drones’ sensors had received a major upgrade. Kelsey D. Atherton, Popular Science, 28 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of redeploy was in 1945

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“Redeploy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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