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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redeployment \ ˌrē-​di-​ˈplȯi-​mənt How to pronounce redeployment (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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The typhoon was slightly changing its track, Mamba said, adding that authorities needed to rapidly reassess where to redeploy emergency teams and supplies. Fox News, "Philippines starts evacuations as powerful typhoon closes in," 13 Sep. 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 to end, officials say," 2 Oct. 2018 He and his staff were originally sent to Kandahar province but were redeployed to Kabul within a few weeks to help stop bombings. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "How a new U.S. brigade is tackling a wave of bombings in Afghanistan’s capital," 1 July 2018 But the paper — being comprehensively outgunned by The Washington Post on Watergate — soon redeployed its star scoop-machine to Washington to try to retrieve some journalistic dignity. Alan Rusbridger, New York Times, "Seymour M. Hersh — the Journalist as Lone Wolf," 13 June 2018 Moreover, residents say security suffered in Basra after the government redeployed forces from the province to the front lines in the 3-year fight against IS that ended last year. Sinan Salaheddin, Fox News, "Southern Iraq's woes to continue, renewed protests possible," 19 July 2018 Two Patriot missile systems will be redeployed from Kuwait, and one each from Jordan and Bahrain, officials said. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "U.S. Pulling Some Missile-Defense Systems Out of Mideast," 26 Sep. 2018 For the southern offensive, government forces redeployed troops from Sweida province last month to attack rebels and ISIS-affiliate militants in the nearby provinces of Daraa and Quneitra. Fox News, "Hundreds killed as ISIS fighters ambush city, towns in southern Syria," 25 July 2018 McMahon said most juicers spend an hour or two in the evening walking or driving around making pickups and then redeploy the scooters in specific locations marked on the app. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 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
formal : to move (something, such as money) from one area or activity to another

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