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

Definition of redeploy

transitive verb

: to transfer from one area or activity to another

intransitive verb

: to relocate personnel or equipment

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Other Words from redeploy

redeployment \ ˌrē-​di-​ˈplȯi-​mənt How to pronounce redeploy (audio) \ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Hospitals can also redeploy staff from other parts of the healthcare system, such as workers who now work in clinics and other outpatient settings or in other procedures. Los Angeles Times, "Hospitals face tough choices as ICUs fill up with COVID-19 patients," 8 Dec. 2020 As hospitals redeploy physicians outside their specialties to meet patient surges, few efforts have included psychiatrists. Elizabeth M. Larusso, Star Tribune, "A psychiatrist's pandemic plea: Fellow healers, please don't bear this burden alone," 4 Dec. 2020 Ultimately, Catholic Charities was able to provide only about $8 million worth of help before cities asked for the money back to redeploy other ways before the Dec. 30 deadline. Nic Garcia, Dallas News, "North Texas has millions in unspent aid for renters during the pandemic, yet 75% of applications are denied.," 29 Nov. 2020 Their idea was to get people to redeploy unrealized capital gains into needy areas through a series of investment tax breaks. Noah Buhayar,, "Biden’s Team Sees Promise in a Tax Break Championed by Trump," 13 Nov. 2020 Turkey withdrew the ship under the threat of European Union sanctions, but the decision to redeploy the vessel has jeopardized the potential for negotiations between the rival claimants. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "US rebukes Turkey’s ‘calculated provocation' of Greece with deployment of research vessel," 13 Oct. 2020 The delays stem from the fact that the pandemic has forced agencies to work remotely and redeploy staff to new tasks due to new needs, and information technology staffs have been overwhelmed with training employees for remote work, Kershner said. Ben Leonard,, "Public records access and dispute resolution in Maryland have been delayed during coronavirus pandemic, ombudsman says," 30 Oct. 2020 But a decision by England’s health service to restore normal services has meant that there are fewer unoccupied hospital beds than there were in the spring, and fewer doctors who can redeploy to coronavirus wards. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "Britain’s Health Workers Face 2nd Virus Wave, but This Time With Less Support," 27 Oct. 2020 The celebration didn’t last long, however, because demonstrators rejected the force’s plan to redeploy members of the unit in others jobs. Washington Post, "Why is everyone talking about Nigeria and #EndSARS?," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of redeploy

1945, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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15 Dec 2020

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“Redeploy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of redeploy

: to move (soldiers or equipment) to a new area
formal : to move (something, such as money) from one area or activity to another

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