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UK [dɪˈplɔɪ] / US verb
Word forms "deploy":
present tense I/you/we/they deploy he/she/it deploys present participle deploying past tense deployed past participle deployed
1) [transitive] if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them

Troops have been deployed in the area to counter a possible attack.

2) [transitive] formal to use something

He would have to deploy his considerable patience.

3) [intransitive] if a piece of equipment deploys, it works correctly when you use it

The driver's airbag had failed to deploy.


Derived word:
deployment
noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • deploy — 1786 as a military word, from Fr. déployer unroll, unfold, from O.Fr. desploiier unfold, from L. displicare unfold, scatter, from dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + plicare to fold see PLY (Cf. ply) (v.)). In its AFr. form regularly adopted in ME as …   Etymology dictionary

  • deploy — [v] redistribute, station troops or weapons arrange, display, dispose, expand, extend, fan out, form front, open, position, put out patrol, set out, set up, spread out, take battle stations, unfold, use, utilize; concepts 158,213,320 Ant. not use …   New thesaurus

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