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

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Example Sentences

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 That caused Moscow to redeploy its soldiers toward Kherson and left much of the northeast with little manpower. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 Moscow has been forced to redeploy its troops to shore up vulnerable positions in the south. Marcus Walker, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2022 By attacking far into territory that Russians assumed safe, Ukraine could change the calculus of the war by forcing Moscow to redeploy defenses. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 Russian forces in the area withdrew back across the Belarusian border to regroup, re-arm, and redeploy for a long, bloody campaign in the Donbas. Grayson Quay, The Week, 4 Aug. 2022 For that reason, managers are trying harder to redeploy people within the company instead. New York Times, 17 May 2022 Since the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UH Bedford and UH Richmond have been reduced to 14 beds at each hospital, so that UH could redeploy resources and workers to larger UH facilities, Hinchey said. cleveland, 14 July 2022 In 2016, then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye reportedly asked the United States to redeploy the tactical weapons but was denied. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2022 Analysts believe Putin will redeploy forces here for a new offensive and in an effort to save face after humiliating setbacks elsewhere, setting the stage for increasingly brutal battles for control here. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 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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Cite this Entry

“Redeploy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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