re·de·ploy | \ˌrē-di-ˈplȯi \
redeployed; redeploying; redeploys

Definition of redeploy 

transitive verb

: to transfer from one area or activity to another

intransitive verb

: to relocate men or equipment

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redeployment \ˌrē-di-ˈplȯi-mənt \ 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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The Pentagon reportedly is assessing the costs of reducing or redeploying U.S. troops stationed in Germany — who are there not simply to defend Europe but to position the United States for military contingencies in Africa and the Middle East. James Goldgeier, Washington Post, "President Trump goes to Europe this week. Its leaders are bracing for the impact.," 9 July 2018 Those have now disappeared, in what ISI said could indicate a decision by Beijing to remove them, or redeploy them to other parts of the South China Sea. James Griffiths, CNN, "Beijing may have removed missiles from disputed South China Sea island," 6 June 2018 Martyn Crighton told the Loveland Reporter-Herald that Conde, who was deployed in September 2017, nearly had completed his nine-month deployment, and was set to redeploy to Alaska within the coming weeks. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was due to end, officials say," 1 May 2018 Use your skills to redeploy to another industry, take on a new title or try something different. Kimberly Thompson, Houston Chronicle, "Career Rescue: Over 50? Use your skills to your advantage," 15 June 2018 With an enormous stable of in-house technicians (which other ministries didn’t even know existed) the secret nuclear crews were hastily redeployed to restore electricity. Peter Schwartzstein, Smithsonian, "How Saddam and ISIS Killed Iraqi Science," 30 May 2018 One of those machines is fully automated and can do the work of four people, Tamasi said, noting that employees who previously did this work will be redeployed to other areas. Katie Johnston,, "Non-profit aims to get girls in the game," 6 June 2018 Elite Cameroonian soldiers, who are among the most effective fighters in the region, have been removed from Lake Chad and redeployed to English-speaking regions in the south (see map). The Economist, "Repression is worsening in Cameroon amid an uprising over language," 31 May 2018 Cash thrown off by the biotech’s maturing but still very profitable multiple sclerosis franchise would be redeployed to license or acquire new neuroscience assets. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Biogen and the badly needed gene therapy acquisition that got away," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of redeploy

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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English Language Learners Definition of redeploy

: to move (soldiers or equipment) to a new area

: to move (something, such as money) from one area or activity to another

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