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Definition of "deploy" []

  • To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring (forces or material) into action. (verb-transitive)
  • To base (a weapons system) in the field. (verb-transitive)
  • To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into use or action: "Samuel Beckett's friends suspected that he was a genius, yet no one knew . . . how his abilities would be deployed” ( Richard Ellmann). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deploy" in a sentence
  • "One that we're getting ready to deploy is data-loss prevention technologies."
  • "Guided trips usually travel with at least two rafts and sometimes even deploy a kayaker to lead the way through rapids; if the first raft gets into trouble, the ones behind can steer around the danger and be in position for a rescue."
  • "Now, the proliferation of the numbers of them and when they deploy, that is subject to this dynamic threat that we see whenever an increase in threat."